- PDP has told Osagie Ize-Iyamu to respect the wishes of Edo people as reflected in the ballots
- The party made this call to the APC candidate in response to his position on the Edo guber election which he said was marred by violence
- Earlier, Ize-Iyamu disclosed that he would not pursue a case against Governor Godwin Obaseki's reelection victory before the election tribunal
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as frivolous and false the allegation by Osagie Ize-Iyamu that the just concluded Edo election was marred by violence.
In a statement on Monday, October 5, Edo chapter of the PDP through his spokespersons Chris Nehikhare said the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate is still bittered by the defeat to incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki.
Legit.ng recalls that after losing electoral attempt to dislodge Obaseki from the Edo state government house, Ize-Iyamu vowed to purse eligibility case against the governor and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
The APC chieftain, however, promised that he would not challenge his defeat before the election petition tribunal despite that the election was ridden with alleged gross malpractices.
In its rejoinder, the PDP maintained that Ize-Iyamu was not sincere with his recent press statement, stressing that the Edo election is adjudged as one of the best in the history of the country.
Part of the statement read:
"We reject and condemn his jaundiced position on the election and which to advice him to show respect to the wishes of Edo people. He should respect their views and decisions as Edo have been very kind to him!
“Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu should know that he cannot retrieve what he lost at the polls at the court. The PDP, Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Edo people are waiting for him."
The PDP also maintained that it is time for the winner and the defeated candidates to move on and take Edo state to a greater height.
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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