The Edo state All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship Primaries has had pastor osagie ize-iyamu Declared winner of the contest emerging the overall winner of the party’s direct primary conducted on Monday (today).
Chairman of the Edo State APC Primary Election Committee, Governor Hope Uzodinma, declared Ize-Iyamu winner of the election after collating the results turned in by the returning officers in the 18 local government areas of the state.
He polled 27,838 votes, while his closest rival, Dr Pius Odubu scored 3,776, while Mr Osaro Obaze polled 2,751 votes.
With the result, Ize-Iyamu will face other contenders in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has accused the Ondo State Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami, of working for the All Progressives Congress to malign the interest of his party.
Urban express News report the trending video circulating social media where the police boss and the state Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi exchange words on Sunday at the government house in Akure, the state capital.
Ajayi had subsequently defected from the APC to the PDP on Sunday.
The PDP Chairman, who welcomed the deputy governor, however, said he would not be imposed on other governorship aspirants in the state.
Secondus, who spoke at the Party’s Secretariat on Monday, said, “The APC has damaged the security and the economy of Nigeria.
Everybody has seen that the APC is taking us to nowhere. I believe Ajayi is coming to the PDP to add value and to make a difference.
“We in the PDP do believe the constitution of the country and the constitution of our party. We are one family. Ajayi is not coming to alter any rule. There would be free and fair primary. Everybody has equal rights in the party. We are not going to impose any aspirant on others because our target is to take over the state.”
“The CP is not the commissioner of police but the commissioner of police for the APC. I am sure that the whole world watched the video and I told him he should not cause trouble in this state and if he wants to, the people of Ondo State would resist him. “