Edo election: Ize-Iyamu files petition against polls result

Pastor Ize-Iyamu

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Wednesday filed a petition at election petitions tribunal, challenging the outcome of the results of the September 28 polls.

INEC had declared candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki winner after polling 319,483 votes as against the 253,173 scored  by Ize-Iyamu.

Ize-Iyamu is asking the tribunal to declare him winner of the election.

He said, “We just filed and in the next few days, you will begin to get brief about what is at stake. We are asking the court to declare us as the rightful winner of the election.

“Edo people know who won the election. We are law-abiding despite the injustice. I thank Edo people for their patience, despite their anger against the results announced by INEC.”

He said, “Throughout the campaigns, our people kept asking us if we were ready to defend the votes they were going to give to us. We assured them and they came out to vote for us.

“Democracy will not thrive if you allow people to allocate votes. Our case is a strong one and by the time sitting will start, Edo people will be amazed at the impunity to win at all cost.”‎

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