Initially Osagie Ize- Iyamu was said to have been endorsed as the governorship candidate in the Edo State forthcoming election by the APC Chairman and his loyalist.
However, some fear that the chairman of the party would regret his actions of endorsing him (Ize-Iyamu) as the Governor aspirant of the APC because of the huge pending court cases against him, and wouldn’t want what happened in Bayelsa to happen in Edo election.
It is said that Osaro Obazee is currently benefitting from the APC chieftain split out which some have moved to his camp.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the party’s national leader said the party couldn’t risk given it’s ticket to Ize-Iyamu after assessing his case file properly.
Reacting to the news, John Miyaki the media director to Ize-Iyamu said, “The baseless court case been bandied around by Governor Godwin Obaseki and his agents are targeted at him because they are also aware of the fact that across the 18 local government areas in Edo state, Party member’s in large number have adopted Ize-Iyamu”.
APC has announced that there will be screening on the 22 of June 2020 for the primary election to elect it’s governorship candidate for Edo State.
The list of candidates includes: Governor Godwin Obaseki, former deputy governor, Dr Pius Odubu, Engineer Chris Ogiemwonyi, Honourable Osaro Obazee, Hon Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu