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Ize-iyamu Goes For Thanksgiving After Edo Election
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Ize-iyamu Goes For Thanksgiving After Edo Election

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Sunday held a thanksgiving first time since losing the election to the incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party. He held the “special thanksgiving service” on Sunday in his parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Soul Winners Assembly in Benin City where he also said God expects man to offer him praises in all situations. Ize-Iyamu dismissed claims that he is downcast over the outcome of the election, choosing instead to express gratitude for the exercise, as well as immensely thank supporters and those who assisted him. The APC governorship candidate whose sermon was titled “utilising opportunities” said every opportunity must be seized to achi...
Edo Election: “I Didn’t Ask Obaseki To Return To APC After Win” – Ize-Iyamu
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Edo Election: “I Didn’t Ask Obaseki To Return To APC After Win” – Ize-Iyamu

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation has called on the traditional media to perform due diligence in reporting events arising from Edo State, "as unprofessionalism would render them as tools for PDP". This was in a statement forwarded to MCI by the Director of Communication and Media of the Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation, Mr John Mayaki, who reacted to claims that APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to APC yesterday at a press conference in Abuja. Mayaki, who noted that nothing of such happened, explained that "the media has once again lent itself to the fabrications of Governor Godwin Obaseki and the PDP, as they did throughout the election." "We warned several times that the media should beware of fabricat...
“I Am Ready To Work With Obaseki” – Ize-Iyamu
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“I Am Ready To Work With Obaseki” – Ize-Iyamu

The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded Edo election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has declared that he is ready to work with his victorious opponent, Governor Godwin Obaseki. Ize-Iyamu disclosed this during a press briefing on Wednesday. He also had a closed-door meeting with his party’s caretaker chairman and governor of Yobe State, Mallam Buni and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Ize-Iyamu at the press conference said: “We are going to talk to everybody, we will bring everybody back. I want to salute my brother, the governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki. I am appealing to him to return to the party. In every family, there must be a disagreement.” Let it not be said that it was this disagreement that pushed him o...
Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’
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Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’

A former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has finally broken silence following his party's defeat at the September 19 Edo Governorship election. MCI had reported how the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lost to incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the keenly contested election. Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo State, had thrown his weight behind Ize-Iyamu, a former Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Edo State Government, in the guber polls. On Wednesday, Oshiomhole, while at the gym at his private residence, in Benin City, said he did not break down as being alleged in some quarters, following the loss suffered by his party. While thanking the good people of Edo State...
APC Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Obaseki, Admits Edo Election Free & Fair
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APC Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Obaseki, Admits Edo Election Free & Fair

The governing All Progressives Congress on Monday, conceded defeat 24 hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party was declared winner of the Edo Governorship Election. Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, in a statement titled, “Edo State Governorship Election: Victory for Democracy,” which he signed, congratulated Obaseki over his victory. Buni said, “Edo State Governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the person of the Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People Democratic Party. “We hereby congratulate the winner of the election, the people of Edo State and all Nigerians. The peaceful conduct of the election and its outcom...
Uzodinma Denies Rejecting Edo Election Results, Not Heading To Court
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Uzodinma Denies Rejecting Edo Election Results, Not Heading To Court

Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has denied rejecting the outcome of the just concluded Saturday, September 19 Edo Governorship election. Incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party had on Sunday defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of Uzodinma’s party, the All Progressives Congress. The Imo governor, who is vice chairman of the APC National Campaign Council, was alleged to have said his party would “secure victory” at the Court, saying it was marred by irregularities. But in a tweet sighted by Igbere TV on Monday, the Imo State government via its handle, distanced the governor from the said report, describing it as fake news. According to the Imo state government, the report did not emanate from any of its official channels. It therefore ad...
Goodluck Jonathan Congratulates Obaseki For Emerging Victorious In Edo Election
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Goodluck Jonathan Congratulates Obaseki For Emerging Victorious In Edo Election

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has sent a congratulatory message to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over his victory in the Edo state election. Jonathan in a series of tweets on Sunday, September 20, commended the people of Edo and INEC for ensuring a peaceful, credible and transparent election in the state. The former president urged the re-elected governor to govern all people of his state without any partisan bias. He wrote: "I congratulate His Excellency @GovernorObaseki on his re-election as Edo State Governor. I also congratulate @inecnigeria for overseeing a process that allowed the votes of the good people of Edo to count."   "Democracy can only be consolidated to promote good governance in our nation and continent when our ...
“APC Was Going To Win, I Don’t Know What Happened” – El-Rufai On Edo Election
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“APC Was Going To Win, I Don’t Know What Happened” – El-Rufai On Edo Election

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on Monday suggested he was surprised at the loss of the All Progressive Congress in the recently concluded Edo State Governorship Election. The Governor said three weeks to the election, polls indicated that the APC was set to win. However, on Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared incumbent Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election and Governor of the state for the next four years. “We would have loved to win,” El-Rufai said, during an interview on Sunrise Daily. “Quite frankly I was optimistic. “Up to three weeks ago, the polls indicated that we were going to win. I don’t know what happened in the last two, three weeks of the campaign. “As you know, a large num...
Ganduje Flees Edo In A Private Jet As Obaseki Wins
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Ganduje Flees Edo In A Private Jet As Obaseki Wins

Upon realising the APC had lost the election, Chairman of the party's National Campaign Council for the Edo election, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has fled Benin, capital of Edo, in a private jet. The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the total result of the election. Obaseki polled 307,955 votes across the 18 local government areas of the state to defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu,.who scored 223,619 votes. Total votes cast was 550,242 out of which 12,835 was rejected. Obaseki was elected on the APC platform in 2016 but de...
I Am Angry Because We Have Not Been Paid – Policeman Deployed For Edo Election
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I Am Angry Because We Have Not Been Paid – Policeman Deployed For Edo Election

A policeman at one of the checkpoints on Auchi-Igarra road in Edo has expressed anger over the non-payment of allowances for officers on election duty in the state. Voting, which commenced as scheduled at 8:30am, is ongoing in Edo as the state takes a decision on who will become governor for the next four years. According to the officer, other policemen who were deployed from other states for the purpose of the election had been paid, but officers working in Edo have not received their allowances. Some of the policemen were seen stranded on the Igarra-Auchi highway, attempted to fix a Mercedes Benz car conveying them to their duty post. “I am angry that we have not been paid. Other officers who came in from outside Edo have been paid. Other officers on this highway have als...
I Don’t Have Problem With APC, But Obaseki Will Win Edo Election – Chris Omashola
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I Don’t Have Problem With APC, But Obaseki Will Win Edo Election – Chris Omashola

As the Edo State Governor election draws closers, controversial Lagos clergyman and General Overseer Of Zionwealth Church, Lekki, Chris Omashola, Monday, insisted that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and current Governor, Godwin Obaseki will win the election. In a statement in Lagos, the cleric called for an end to godfatherism in the politics of the state. Endorsing Obaseki publicly, on his verified twitter account Omashola, said: “God is working wonders in Edo State through the human instrumentality of Governor Godwin Obaseki.If I were Adams Oshiomhole, I would stand by my truth, regardless of the direction of the wave; that is called integrity. I am maternally an Edo man and would always wish my people well. I do not have a problem with the All Progressiv...