Edo election: Ize-Iyamu leads protest against outcome in Benin

Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Edo election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Friday led a protest against the outcome of the polls.

APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki had been announced as the winner of the election by INEC and was on Thursday issued a Certificate of Return.

But Ize-Iyamu while addressing the protesters on Friday said God has told him to, “pursue and recover”, his mandate which he claimed he was robbed of by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

He said, “Let me assure you that the robbery of the Edo peoples mandate will not stand. In the past few days I have been seeking the face of God. I asked him what do I do: do I leave them to their fate? Do I Walk away? And God gave me a word. He said, ‘pursue and recover’.

“I have not come out since the fake results but many of you said, this mandate is beyond Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; ‘even if he sits at home we will not sit at home’. Because you voted and your vote must count. Despite the fake results you have refused to be violent. Properties have not been destroyed. No life is lost”.

“Edo is in a state of mourning like a graveyard because the people’s mandate has been robbed. But let me assure you that that at the end of the day we will win, because God has said so. We will win because Edo people voted for us and we won the election”.

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