The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has said that he won’t challenge the result from the Edo Governorship Election result.
In a statement signed by himself, Ize-Iyamu noted that though the election was not free and fair with pockets of violence and several cases of malfunctioning card readers, which disenfranchised duly registered voters, he would not be challenging the election to avoid further tension in the state.
“These malpractices could easily form the basis to challenge the election results.
“We have however decided not to commence an election petition. This is to avoid further tension in the state.
“We are also mindful that the leadership of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many well-placed individuals have made pronouncements endorsing the process, which we have chosen to respect”.
Mr. Ize-Iyamu rather said that he would be challenging the eligibility of the PDP flagbearer, Godwin Obaseki to contest the election.
“On our part, we had filed two pre-election cases against the PDP and its flagbearer challenging their eligibility to contest the election.
“These are all lawful and integral parts of the electoral process in any democracy, which we must all respect and acknowledge as genuine democrats”.