Ize-Iyamu won the party’s primary after polling 27, 838 votes to defeat Pius Odubu
The All Progressives Congress, APC in Edo State has pitched its tent with Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, after incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki deserted the party following a disagreement with former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee and Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma disclosed this on Monday in Benin City, the state capital.
Ize-Iyamu won the party’s primary after polling 27, 838 votes to defeat his rivals, Pius Odubu who garnered 3,776 votes and Osaro Obaze who got 2,724 votes respectively.
Following this development, he automatically becomes the APC flagbearer for the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Reacting to the electoral process, Uzodinma said the election was a formality in accordance with the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the other aspirants had already stepped down before the polls.
Shortly before the commencement of the election, APC members had thronged their respective wards to vote in the party’s primary election.
The exercise held across the 192 wards of the 18 local government areas of the state.