The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged its governorship candidate in Edo State Osagie Ize-Iyamu to congratulate the winner of the election Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Chairman of the APC national caretaker committee Mai Mala Buni stated this in a release on Monday.
Ize-Iyamu had alleged disenfranchisement of his supporters and irregularities in the election.
However, the APC in its statement urged him to accept the results, adding that the party and President Muhammadu Buhari remained committed to free and fair elections.
Buni, who is also the governor of Yobe, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, and all political parties that contested the election for the successful conduct of the exercise.
He also commended Ize-Iyamu for his tenacity and leadership qualities.
Buni also appreciated the efforts of the immediate past national chairman of the APC Adams Oshiomhole and other members for demonstrating unwavering support for the party and its candidate in the election.
“We appeal to our members to be strengthened by the outcome of the election and unite in order to correct the problems that worked against our party and our candidate in the election,” he said.
“As progressives and democrats, we are confident that all leaders and members of the party will celebrate the outcome of the election as free and fair as acknowledge by our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari. Let us unite to move our democracy forward.
“We must put an end to the era when electoral contest become warfare.
“We urge our candidate and all our members to join us in congratulating Mr Godwin Obaseki and the PDP as winner of the election.
“Our attention must now shift to Ondo State and ensure that we win the Oct. 10, 2020 election.”