He lost the election and defected to the APC in December 2019 so that Oshiomhole would back him for governor against Obaseki with whom he has been at loggerheads.
Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged on Tuesday night in Abuja through consensus arrangement.
The pastor is expected to slug it out with Governor Obaseki for the direct primary of the party slated for June 22, 2020.
Ize-Iyamu is currently at the national secretariat of the APC to pick his expression of interest and nomination form for the governorship primary election.
Meanwhile, the Edo governorship election has been scheduled for September 19th.