The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost the September 19 election to the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, but refused to concede defeat.
The APC’s nationwide management last month hailed Obaseki’s re-election as a victory for democracy and known as on Ize-Iyamu to do the identical.
In a assertion released on Monday, October 5, 2020, the APC candidate introduced his decision to not pursue authorized motion.
He said his decision was knowledgeable by the directive of the APC nationwide management, and the need to keep away from additional political pressure within the state.
Obaseki was re-elected for a second four-year time period in workplace as Edo governor after beating 13 different candidates [Twitter/@GovernorObaseki]
Despite lastly throwing within the towel, Ize-Iyamu condemned the election, alleging quite a few voting malpractices.
He said, “There were several episodes of violence, voter intimidation and falsification of results.”
He alleged that there have been illegal cancellations of ends in sure areas of the state, and that thugs took over collation centres in lots of locations with out the intervention of regulation enforcement brokers.
Ize-Iyamu said he will proceed to pursue two pre-election circumstances already filed in court difficult Obaseki’s eligibility to contest the election.
The governor has been accused by the APC of contesting on fraudulent tutorial paperwork.
“These are all lawful and integral components of the electoral course of in any democracy, which we should all respect and acknowledge as real democrats.
“The outcome of these pending cases have direct effect on the election.”
Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to the State Government, known as on his supporters to keep away from acrimony and proceed to imagine within the electoral course of as an vital half of the democratic system.