Monday, October 5, 2020

I won’t contest Edo election outcome, says Ize-Iyamu

All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate in the Edo September 19 poll, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has declared he won’t contest his defeat in court despite faulting the outcome.

The Nation

Ize-Iyamu, in a statement he personally signed on Monday, said the decision not to contest the outcome was borne out of the desire not to further heat tension in the state.

He however declared the election was neither free nor fair contrary to reports, alleging there “were several episodes of violence, voter intimidation and falsification of results.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was Ize-Iyamu’s first official statement since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mr Godwin Obaseki of the PDP as winner of the election. Ize-Iyamu said: “We must all continue to believe in the electoral process as an important part of the democratic system. “It remains the best method of choosing who leads the people, devoid of violence and avoidable acrimony.” He, however, noted that the said election was fraught with some electoral irregularities, strong enough to warrant challenging its outcome. According to him, contrary to orchestrated media reports, the election was neither free nor fair. There were several episodes of violence, intimidation of voters and falsification of results.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/edo-2020-i-will-not-challenge-results-at-tribunal-%e2%80%95-ize-iyamu/
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was Ize-Iyamu’s first official statement since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mr Godwin Obaseki of the PDP as winner of the election. Ize-Iyamu said: “We must all continue to believe in the electoral process as an important part of the democratic system. “It remains the best method of choosing who leads the people, devoid of violence and avoidable acrimony.” He, however, noted that the said election was fraught with some electoral irregularities, strong enough to warrant challenging its outcome. According to him, contrary to orchestrated media reports, the election was neither free nor fair. There were several episodes of violence, intimidation of voters and falsification of results.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/edo-2020-i-will-not-challenge-results-at-tribunal-%e2%80%95-ize-iyamu/
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was Ize-Iyamu’s first official statement since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mr Godwin Obaseki of the PDP as winner of the election. Ize-Iyamu said: “We must all continue to believe in the electoral process as an important part of the democratic system. “It remains the best method of choosing who leads the people, devoid of violence and avoidable acrimony.” He, however, noted that the said election was fraught with some electoral irregularities, strong enough to warrant challenging its outcome. According to him, contrary to orchestrated media reports, the election was neither free nor fair. There were several episodes of violence, intimidation of voters and falsification of results.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/edo-2020-i-will-not-challenge-results-at-tribunal-%e2%80%95-ize-iyamu/

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/edo-2020-i-will-not-challenge-results-at-tribunal-%e2%80%95-ize-iyamu/

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