The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has called on the governor of the State, Godwin Obaseki, to return to the ruling party ahead of the Edo 2020 election scheduled for September.
Naija News reports that Ize-Iyamu made this call after winning Edo APC Primary Election Monday, days after Obaseki dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party after he was disqualified by the screening committee of the APC.
Speaking after emerging the APC governorship candidate for Edo 2020 governorship election, Ize-Iyamu said he was willing to work with Obaseki if the governor returns to the party.
His words: “By this process we just completed, the party is now on its step to full recovery. I also salute Governor Obaseki, and I will appeal to him to return to the party,” he said.
“In every party we have disagreement but I don’t want it that it is this disagreement that would push him out. I once made that mistake. It might be nice for him to come back, and certainly, I’m going to work with him.
“We’ve shown the example today in APC as we are determined to be law-abiding. The few months we have for campaign, let’s do it in a law-abiding manner. I’m pledging on behalf of my party that we will be peaceful and respectful,” he said.
The APC governorship candidate also said he was “naturally happy and humbled by the overwhelming support from the 18 local government areas.”
Source: Naija News