My supporters were prevented from voting – Ize-Iyamu

Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Osagie Ize-Iyamu has alleged that some of his supporters were disenfranchised during the polls held on Saturday.

Mr Ize-Iyamu stated this in a tweet shortly after losing to the incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Ize-Iyamu further alleged there were many irregularities during the election and that he was studying the results to determine his next action.

“I thank and appreciate my supporters, who had to endure many evils including being prevented from voting, for their support and determination during the election. i assure you all that i am studying the results along with other party members and will announce my next move soon,” he tweeted on Sunday.

According to results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obaseki polled 307,955 votes across 18 local government areas, while Ize-Iyamu got 223,619 votes.

Obaseki won in 13 out of the 18 local government areas of the state.