One of the leading APC governorship aspirants in Edo State, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, yesterday, declared that the sacking of Oshiomole as Chairman by court ruling would not reduce his chances, stressing that “there is no cause for alarm.”
Ize-Iyamu pointed out that there is no threat to his ambition as his campaign continues to get daily endorsements by influential leaders and members of the APC and other parties.
According to him, “Even today, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, one of the three aspirants cleared by the Screening Committee to participate, Hon. Osaro Obaze, stepped down his ambition and declared support for me. All his followers will now be joining forces with ours across the state.
“Earlier in the week, the House of Representatives Caucus of Edo APC also endorsed my aspiration as well as candidacy and pledged support. We are proud and honoured to say that we are getting a lot of support everywhere. We look forward to the primary.
Speaking on Oshiomhole’s suspension, Ize-Iyamu said: “In my view, there is no cause for alarm. It is a legal issue, and the party is already making moves to address it. The court of appeal made the decision based on a purported suspension of the national chairman at his ward in Edo State. But the leadership of the ward has already clarified to all that it never made the decision. They have a signed document passing a vote of confidence on the national chairman. I strongly believe that when all of these are presented to the court, the case will eventually be ruled in favour of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole”.