The re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki may have hit the rock as another governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, emerged the party’s candidate for the next gubernatorial election in the state.
Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged as the party’s candidate on Tuesday night, May 26, in Abuja through a consensus arrangement.
Mouthpiece NGR gathered that the Ize-Iyamu, a pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was presented by chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, the representative of Edo North senatorial district.
Other members of the screening committee included a former Edo deputy governor, Lucky Imasuen; General Cecil Esekhaigbe; ex-speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Thomas Okosun; former minority whip of the House of Representatives, Samson Osagie; ex-member of the House of Representatives, Patrick Obahiagbon, and the current deputy leader of the House of Representatives, Peter Akpatason.
The national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole and Obaseki had been at loggerheads since last year over control of party structure in the state.