An All Progressives Congress’ aspirant in the Edo State governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, says party members should put Friday’s disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the primary election of the party behind them.
Rather, Ize-Iyamu appealed for the support of APC members in the state, saying that it was time to “bind together and move forward.”
Director of Communication and Media of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s Campaign Organisation, Mr John Mayaki, stated this in a statement on Friday.
According to the statement, Obaseki’s disqualification by the APC screening committee was premised on a bold insistence on fairness, accountability, and transparency.
It partly read, “I wish to send my deepest gratitude to all the members of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, for joyful cooperation that led to a seamless but thorough screening exercise.
“I urge all the members of our party whose indefatigable commitment, loyalty, and cooperation has led to the success we experienced in recent times, to remain focused and committed to our general ambition as a party, and in the same vein pursuant of our personal political dreams in light of our progressive philosophy.
“As we prepare for the primaries and the election itself, it is time we bind together and close ranks, remembering that the greatest goal is the progress of Edo State, the moving forward of our great homeland, and the betterment of life for all of its people.”