BREAKING: PDP’s Ize-Iyamu emerges APC ‘consensus candidate’ in Edo, as party drops sitting Gov Obaseki

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, leader of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has emerged the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, in what is called a “consensus arrangement.”

He is being presented against the sitting Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is currently locking horns with APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who is also from Edo State.

Ize-Iyamu contested as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in 2016 against the sitting Governor Godwin Obaseki of APC, the current party leader in Edo State, who has shown interest in contesting for a second term.

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As announced, Ize-Iyamu, also a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged Tuesday night in Abuja through a “consensus arrangement.”

The chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, a representative of Edo North Senatorial District, presented Ize-Iyamu, a Pastor of Redeeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) as a “consensus candidate.”

Also said to  in attendance were other members of the screening committee including a former Edo Deputy Governor, Lucky Imasuen; Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe; a former Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Thomas Okosun; a former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Samson Osagie; a former member of the House of Representatives, Patrick Obahiagbon and the current Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, Peter Akpatason.