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Ize Iyamu PDP candidate heads to tribunal to challenge Obaseki’s victory

Obaseki won 319,483 votes to defeat Ize-Iyamu who won 253, 173 votes in the September 28 elections.

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu has filed a petition challenging the results of the governorship elections.

Ize-Iyamu filed the petition before the Edo State Election Petitions Tribunal on Wednesday, October 19, to challenge the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki.

“We have studied the situation and sure that we are ready to show to the world that the election was rigged. We are here to seek redress for the results which we strongly believe was rigged against us,” Ize-Iyamu told journalists in Benin.

“And I have to do this in agreement with my party and that is why you are seeing my chairman and other party chieftains here with me. And of course that gave them a huge encouragement which was on display on the very day of election when the people trooped out in large numbers to vote.

“Seeing that their mandate seems to be stolen we have to make do with our promise of defending their vote and that is why we are here at the tribunal today,” he added.

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Obaseki won 319,483 votes to defeat Ize-Iyamu who won 253, 173 votes in the September 28 elections.

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