Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Edo State governorship election, after polling 27,838 votes to beat two other aspirants during the party’s primary election on Monday, June 22, 2020.
The other two aspirants, Dr. Pius Odubu and Mr. Osaro Obaze came second and third with 3,776 votes and 2,324 votes respectively.
The chairman of the Committee cn the the Edo APC Governorship Primary and governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, said with the results submitted, Ize-Iyamu was now the candidate of APC for the Edo State Governorship election slated for September 19.
“Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu having scored the highest number of votes cast is hereby returned as the candidate of APC in the Edo State primary election,” he said.
According to him, the result is a product of results collected from the various wards and local government areas by the Returning Officers
Uzodinma noted that three aspirants were cleared to contest the primary, adding that before the primary, words got to the committee that two of the aspirants had withdrawn, “but in line with the Electoral Act as amended, we decided to go on with the primary election.
The governor of Imo State commended security agencies for providing adequate security for those who participated in the exercise which in his words “so far remained one of the most transparent and credible exercise since the present democracy.”