EDO: Ize-Iyamu May Not Go to Court if PDP Withdraws Case against His Party
The All Progressive Congress (APC’s) candidate in the just concluded Edo election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has hinted that he and his party might challenge that outcome of the poll in court.
The defeated candidate gave the hint on Thursday, October 1, in his Independence Day message to the people of Edo state, saying he and his party may head to court unless the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) discontinues all its pre-election.
Nigerian Sketch observes that he did not however disclose which PDP-instituted pre-election matter he was referring to.
Ize-Iyamu said he has received appeals from people not challenge the election results in court, but insisted he reserves the right to pursue legal action challenging the results.
The Edo election has been adjudged to be free, fair and credible by observers, and commentator said the margin between winner Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu was significant enough to diminish any hope of overturning it through the courts.
The election in Edo State was preluded by uncouth political banters which the respected monarch, Oba of Benin, had to warn all contestants against.
The election was eventually conducted in a relatively peaceful manner and residents of the state were grateful to the monarch for what they called his “patriotic and fatherly” intervention