The National Chairman of the All progressive congress party, Adams Oshiomhole has allegedly congratulated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu over his victory as the consensus candidate for the primary election billed to hold on June 22.
News Nigeria recalls that Oshiomhole had earlier given his support to the former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as the party’s preferred choice for the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State.
Meanwhile, this online platform understands that Oshiomhole who was in Edo state while the screening and election took place addressed the aspirants and congratulated Ize-Iyamu before he returned back to Abuja yesterday evening.
A chieftain of APC, who was at the screening told The Nation on phone the former SSG was considered as the consensus candidate in view of his popularity and having raised teeming supporters across the three senatorial districts of Edo state.
The source added Ize-Iyamu’s impressive performance during the 2016 governorship election as PDP candidate was also considered for his choice.
Chairman of the screening committee, while formally presenting Ize-Iyamu as the consensus candidate to slug it out with Governor Godwin Obaseki on June 22 with direct mode of governorship primary election, wished him success.
He expressed optimism that Ize-Iyamu would be the standard bearer of the party for the September 19 poll and inaugurated Governor on November 12.