Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu yet to approach Election Petition Tribunal.
The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the recently conducted Edo State Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as well as the other Candidates that lost out in the election, are yet to approach the Election Petition Tribunal already set up in the State, to challenge the election in which the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governor Godwin Obaseki, was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,
As the losing parties and their Candidates continue to weigh their options, they have 14 days left out of the 21 days from the election results, to challenge the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the poll, according to Section 285 (5) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.
Relying on a dependable party source, it was learnt that the National Leadership of the APC is mounting pressure on its Candidate to accept his defeat by Governor Obaseki, and move on.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu had last Wednesday, in Abuja, met with the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, and his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello.
It was gathered that the closed-door meeting with Pastor Ize-Iyamu, took place at the Abuja residence of Governpr Buni.
However, the Edo State APC Governorship Candidate has since denied being under pressure from Party Leaders to accept defeat.
Governor Obaseki got 307,955 votes in the election, against his closest rival, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, who got 223,619 votes.
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