Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has reacted to the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed the victory of the winner of the election, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Naija News reports that Ize-Iyamu was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State.
The APC and one of its chieftains, Williams Edobor, had filed a petition against the victory of Obaseki at the poll.
They had accused Governor Obaseki of presenting false credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the September 19, 2020 governorship election which held in Edo State.
However, the five-man penal of justices of the Supreme Court on Friday threw out the case for lack of merit.
The court also awarded a cost of N1million in favour of governor Obaseki.
Reacting in a statement on Saturday titled: “Because we were gallant, our hope is alive”, Ize-Iyamu asked his supporters and APC members to remain peaceful.
“Yesterday, the Supreme Court by its judgment brought to an end our struggle for the office of the governor of Edo State that commenced in September, 2020,” he said.
“I thank all our supporters as well as our loyal party men and women for your unwavering commitment and sacrifice to the advancement of Edo state and urge you to be law abiding and to be of good cheer.”
Ize-Iyamu added “What matters most is that our party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), stood up for what we believe in. We stood up for the placement of our people at the epicenter of governance which is a sharp departure from the norm. As such, let no grievances and no embittered feelings impair the force of our efforts.
“Let us look forward to our coming together to reorganize and position our party to win again. This is in service to our beloved state. Finally, I thank God for the opportunity to seek the office. To Him be all honor and glory. Amen.”
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