- An Edo PDP chieftain has opened up on what worked against Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC
- Osaretin Ovbieko, said that trust and conscience worked against Ize-Iyamu in the just concluded election
- Recall that Godwin Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu in the keenly contested gubernatorial election on September 19
Osaretin Ovbieko, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has revealed the factors that cost Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate the governorship election.
Ovbieko speaking with journalists in Benin City, said that trust and conscience worked against Ize-Iyamu in the keenly contested gubernatorial election held las month.
According to Daily Trust, the PDP chieftain said the people of Edo needed to reward trust found in Governor Godwin Obaseki with his reelection against the distrust which they found in the candidate of the APC by moving from one party to another in the quest for power.
“You know that truth work inline with conscience, so, conscience and trust worked against the APC and its candidate in Edo poll.”
Ovbieko went on to note that the Edo state gubernatorial election was a protest vote especially from the youths, who had realized that narratives must change.
He also said that by 2023 APC is going into extinction after President Muhammadu Buhari's tenure following the success of the Edo election.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the APC candidate in the Edo election had 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.
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.
In a related development, the immediate past national vice chairman, north-central of the APC, Ahmed Suleiman Wambai has raised the possibilities of the court removing Obaseki as governor of Edo state.
Wambai told The Sun newspaper during an interview that there were two grounds on which the courts could nullify the election of the Edo state governor.
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