Edo Decides: I Won The Election – Ize-iyamu Files Petition
SAN FRANCISCO, October 20, (THEWILL) – Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party in the September 28 governorship polls in Edo State has filed a petition against the outcome of the election asking the tribunal to declare him winner of the election.
Ize-Iyamu beat the deadline by filing the petition at about 4:45pm accompanied by the state party leaders and supporters who had waited at the tribunal since 12noon .
“We just filed and in the next few days, you will begin to get brief about what is at stake. We are asking the court to declare us as the rightful winner of the election,” Ize-Iyamu told reporters.
“Edo people know who won the election. We are law abiding despite the injustice. I thank Edo people for their patience despite their anger against the results announced by INEC.
“Throughout the campaigns, our people kept asking us if we were ready to defend the votes they are going to give to us. We assured them and they came out to vote for us.
Democracy will not thrive if you allow people to allocate votes. Our case is a strong one and by the time sitting will start, Edo people will be amazed at the impunity to win at all cost.”
Story by Oputah David