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Just In: Ize-Iyamu Emerges Factional Edo APC Governorship Candidate

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The political drama In Edo State has gotten more intense as the race for the governorship ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) might be streamlined between Godwin Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

News Nigeria recalls that the party presently has two factions, one faction loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. and Other loyal to the Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki.

However, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged as the consensus candidate of his faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

News Nigeria learnt that Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged on Tuesday night in Abuja through consensus candidate.

He is expected to slug it out with Governor Godwin Obaseki for the direct primary of the party slated for June 22. He was presented by chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, the representative of Edo North Senatorial District.

Other members of the screening committee were a former Edo Deputy Governor Lucky Imasuen; Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe; ex-Edo Speaker Thomas Okosun; former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives Samson Osagie; ex-member of the House of Representatives Patrick Obahiagbon and Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, Peter Akpatason.

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