- Osagie Ize-Iyamu is not ready to back down in his petty attempts to dislodge Godwin Obaseki from the Edo governor seat
- The APC flagbearer has disclosed that he would pursue eligibility case against the governor and his deputy Philip Shaibu
- Ize-Iyamu, however, posited that he would not drag the governor to the election tribunal to contest his victory in the September 19 poll
After losing electoral attempt to dislodge Godwin Obaseki from the Edo state government house, Osagie Ize-Iyamu has vowed to pursue eligibility case against the governor and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the just concluded Edo guber election made this known as fresh tension emerged in what looked like a post-election rivalry.
Legit.ng earlier reported how the APC chieftain promised that he would not challenge his defeat at the election petition tribunal.
However, Ize-Iyamu in a press statement issued through John Mayaki, the media head of his campaign council, said the two pre-election court cases instituted against the PDP will continue.
The APC candidate made this known on Monday, October 5, in what sounded that like a petty plot to purse Obaseki and his deputy governor out of office.
In his words:
"Elections are far more than actual voting, just as democracy includes more than just elections. It is in this light that we draw attention to the fact that the PDP and its standard-bearers (Obaseki and Shaibu) have continued to pursue many pre-election suits in various courts against us, all totalling 13. One of such cases came up in the High Court of Benin on October 2, 2020, days after the election.
“On our part, we had filed two pre-election cases against the PDP and its standard bearers, challenging their eligibility to contest the election."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ize-Iyamu dismissed the claim that he was downcast by his defeat to the incumbent Governor Obaseki.
Ize-Iyamu said instead, he was proud of the exercise, coupled with the outpouring of love and maximum support by the people of the state.
The APC candidate 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.
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