- Osagie Ize-Iyamu got a favourable verdict on Tuesday, December 29
- A Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed a suit by the PDP which opposed the candidacy of the APC's candidate in Edo guber
- The court ruled that the PDP's suit unnecessary following the result of the election
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The suit by the People Democratic Party (PDP) which challenged the participation of Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been voided by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Delivering the judgment on Tuesday, December 29, Justice Ahmed Mohammed ruled that the application of the PDP is not only academic but unnecessary in light of the outcome of the election, Channels TV reports.
Moreover, Justice Mohammed pointed out that the suit holds nothing because the APC's flagbearer in the Edo gubernatorial election has not challenged the result of the poll.
Meanwhile, Ize-Iyamu had released a statement following his defeat at the just-concluded Edo governorship election.
In his official reaction after INEC's declaration, Ize-Iyamu thanked and appreciated his supporters for their support and determination during the election just as he claimed that they "had to endure many evils including being prevented from voting".
The APC governorship candidate said he is currently studying the results of the election and will soon announce his next move.
"I thank and appreciate my supporters, who had to endure many evils including being prevented from voting, for their support and determination during the election.
"I assure you all that I am studying the results along with other party members and will announce my next move soon," he tweeted.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the candidate of the APC in the just-concluded Edo guber election had dismissed the claim that he was downcast by his defeat to the incumbent governor, Godwin 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.
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