Pastor Osague Ize-Iyamu, the APC gubernatorial candidate in Edo, has denied involvement in the Aug. 13 violence at a PDP rally in Etsako-West Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking at a press conference, Ize-Iyamu disassociated him and the APC from the violence that occurred in the rally at Apana, Etsako-West Local Government Area.
He said: “We heard of so much violence during the PDP rally in Etsako-West and they are accusing us for the destruction and shooting, saying APC is causing trouble.
“We did not go near their activities, we did not destroy any of their billboards and have no hands in any of the violence that took place at their rally.
“We don’t believe in violence and have no intention to encourage our members to be violent.
“We have eyewitnesses of people who committed the act at Apana, Etsako-West.
“There is no time that we, or our followers have destroyed property belonging to the opposition parties. “We have been the ones that have complained about destruction of our campaign billboards.”