- Osagie Ize-Iyamu has finally decided not to challenge the outcome of the Edo governorship election
- The APC governorship candidate, however, said he will not withdraw cases that were instigated against the PDP before the poll
- The politician said his defeat in the election has not made him downcast
Osagie Ize-Iyamu who served as the governorship candidate of the APC in the Edo governorship election has disclosed that he will not challenge his defeat at the election petition tribunal.
The politician made the disclosure on Monday, October 5, The Cable reported.
Ize-Iyamu in a press statement issued through John Mayaki, his media head of his campaign council, however, said the two pre-election court cases instituted against the PDP will continue.
In another report, the APC candidate dismissed the claim that he is downcast by his defeat in the Edo election.
He said he is proud of the exercise, coupled with the outpouring of love and maximum support by the people of the state.
Ize-Iyamu made this known during a special thanksgiving event held in his Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Soul Winners Assembly in Benin City on Sunday, October 4.
Meanwhile, the immediate past national vice chairman, north-central of the APC, Ahmed Suleiman Wambai has raised the possibilities of the court removing Godwin Obaseki as the 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.
The APC chieftain, who seemed confident about his stance, argued that his party is going to reclaim Edo state technical on grounds.
Still on politics, A PDP chieftain, Osaretin Ovbieko, has opened up on what worked against Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC in the Edo election.
Ovbieko said that trust and conscience worked against Ize-Iyamu in the just concluded election
He said the Edo state election was a protest vote especially from the youths, who had realised that narratives must change.
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