Edo Election: Ize-Iyamu Rejects Result, Reveals Next Line of Action
Following the result of the just concluded Edo election that saw the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki win, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said he will soon announce his next line of action after studying the results collated.
He said this through his social media pages thanking his supporters alleging that many of his supporters were not allowed to vote.
He wrote, “I hereby thank and appreciate my teeming supporters, who have had to endure many evils including being prevented from exercising their franchise, for their support and determination during the election process. I assure you all that I am studying the results along with other party members and will announce the next line of action soon. God bless you all.”
Meanwhile the All Progressive Congress in Edo State has alleged a foul play in the Saturday poll and called on party members to stay calm as they study result and decide on the next step.
The Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki, said “the party rejects the result”, citing alleged “strong-arm tactics”.
“Our people were arbitrarily arrested, many of the figures were fabricated,” added the terse statement, which the party said was only a preliminary reaction.
“Areas where we won, they cancelled them. They decreased the votes in areas we had advantages,” the party further claimed. “They rejected our results and jerked up theirs.”
“Obaseki shouted that he was being rigged out and blamed INEC at the initial stage but that was to divert attention from the evil going on in the field,” the statement said.
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