The candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to the party after winning the Efo State election on Saturday.
Recall that Governor Obaseki left the party after he was disqualified from contesting for the APC primaries due to his disagreement with Adams Oshiomhole.
Obaseki defected to the People’s Democratic Party where he contested and won the election with 307,955 votes to defeat Ize-Iyamu, who secured 223,619 votes.
In a television broadcast on Wednesday night, Ize-Iyamu said, “We are going to talk to everybody. We are going to bring everybody back. I want to salute my brother, the governor. I will like to appeal to him to return to the party. In every family, we have a disagreement.
“Let it not be said that it was this disagreement that pushed him out. I made that mistake before and I have come to realise that it was a grievous error and I will not want him as a senior brother to make the same mistake.
“I will like to appeal to him to set aside his anger and come back. In APC, he is recognised as a leader and it would be difficult for him to be recognised as a leader in the new party he is going to.
“Certainly, we are ready to work with him and all well-meaning Edo people. We believe it is time to bring peace back to Edo State.”