Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu emerges Edo APC governorship candidate


Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the primary election held today in the three senatorial zones of Edo State.

The general elections is slated for   September 2020.

Announcing the results, Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma declared Ize-Iyamu winner of the direct primary election with a total of 27,838 votes to defeat former deputy governor Dr. Pius Odubu who scored 3,776 and Hon. Osaro Obazee who got 2,751 votes.

With the result, Ize-Iyamu will fly the flag of the APC in the election.

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu had earlier been picked by the Oshiomole-led faction of the APC in Edo state as their consensus governorship candidate.

The factional chairman of APC in the state, Mr. Imuse, in an interview with  PREMIUM TIMES confirmed that Mr. Ize-Iyamu has been adopted as a “consensus” candidate of the APC.

“He was adopted (as) a consensus candidate yesterday,” Mr. Imuse said. “He collected his nomination forms some hours ago.”

The party chairman said what has happened is a “welcome development” to the APC.

“It tells you the sense of unity in APC, for all the other aspirants to come together and present one aspirant for the primary. It shows the spirit of brotherliness and togetherness that APC is known for.