Return to APC, Ize-Iyamu tells Obaseki

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has requested the governor, Godwin Obaseki, to return to the APC.

Mr Obaseki had left the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after being disqualified from the primary held on Monday in which Mr Ize-Iyamu emerged winner.

Ize-Iyamu said after being declared winner of the APC governorship primary that he was willing to work with Obaseki if the governor returns to the party.

“By this process we just competed, 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.”

Ize-Iyamu also said he was “naturally happy and humbled by the overwhelming support from the 18 local government areas.”