UPDATE: Ize-Iyamu emerges APC governorship candidate as PDP aspirant steps down for Obaseki


As widely expected, former South-South zonal secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Monday in Benin City emerged the governorship candidate of the APC.

In the direct primary which was held throughout the 192 wards of the state and devoid of violence, POI, as Ize-Iyamu is fondly called, scored 27,838 votes to defeat his nearest rival, former deputy governor, Dr Pius Odubu, who polled 3,766 to emerged a distant second while former Oredo Local Government Area chairman, Mr Osaro Obaze trailed with 2,744.

As the result of the primary which was supervised by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma-led election committee were being reeled out, a Peoples…

Source: Nigerian Tribune