Edo election: Ize-Iyamu speaks on rumours of APC ‘forcing’ him to concede defeat
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Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just concluded governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has debunked claims that he is under pressure from the APC leaders to accept defeat.

Ize-Iyamu, in a statement signed by his Director of Communication and Media, John Mayaki, called on media houses to disregard such speculations.

Ize-Iyamu said he was shocked after seeing reports alleging he begged Governor Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to return to APC after the election.

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The APC chieftain said that while he was yet to respond to the first report, another one emerged.

“I will restate that I never begged him to return after the election. I deliberately did not reply when I saw all that rumour on social media with people tagging me in them,” Mayaki said in a statement to ND REPORTERS.

“Now I saw another report in the media stating that APC leaders are mounting pressure on me to accept defeat.

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“In all fairness to the National leadership of my party, they never mounted any pressure on me. So I wonder where their source got information from. The public reposes a lot of trust in the media for authentic information. What happens when this trust is betrayed?”

On the next step to take after the election, Ize-Iyamu maintained that he had not yet made up his mind.

“I already tweeted that I am studying the result and consulting widely on my next line of action. Speculative reporting must be condemned.”

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The former governorship candidate said that he will let his supporters know when he makes up his mind.

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