- Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate in the just concluded Edo election has refused to concede defeat
- The politician opened up the possibility of challenging his defeat in court
- Ize-Iyamu said he will brief the public about his final decision in good time
The APC candidate in the just concluded Edo election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu has disclosed that his party might challenge that outcome of the poll in court.
Ize-Iyamu dropped the hint on Thursday, October 1, in his Independence Day message to the people of Edo state, Premium Times reported.
He said the APC cannot rule out heading to court as long as the PDP refused to discontinue the various cases it instituted during the pre-election period.
Ize-Iyamu said while he appreciated the appeals from people not proceed to the courts to challenge the election results, there was still a possibility of legal action.
He stated that he is collating facts and would make known his final decision on the matter soon.
“We are busy collating our facts. Only after, can we speak and speak authoritatively, in the best tradition of rule of law, fairness to all and due process. We will brief you all in good time and that time is near."
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing a level playing field for all candidates during the election.
Meanwhile, the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has commended the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Akpolokpolo Ewuare II for his apolitical stance during the just concluded Edo State governorship election.
Governor Wike made the commendation when he joined his Edo, Sokoto, Adamawa and Oyo states counterparts on a thank you visit to the revered monarch.
The governor who served as the chairman of the PDP campaign council for the Edo election stated that the visit was in fulfilment of the party's promise to visit the royal father if they win the election.
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