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Osagie Ize-Iyamu Should Respect The Wishes Of Edo People – PDP

Osagie Ize Iyamu

Osagie Ize Iyamu

The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come out to say that Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu decided to not challenge the result of the election because of his bitterness for losing the polls.

The State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chris Nehikhare Monday revealed this recently.

According to him, the allegation by Ize-Iyamu that the election was filled with violence are very false and should not be taken seriously.

He added that Ize-Iyamu should respect the wishes, views, and decisions of Edo residents since the state has always been kind to him.

His words, “The defeated APC candidate stated that the election, which has been adjudged as one of the best in the history of the country, was characterized by violence, manipulation, disenfranchisement amongst others, but will not challenge it. We reject and condemn his jaundiced position on the election and which to advice him to show respect to the wishes of Edo people. He should respect their views and decisions as Edo have been very kind to him!”

“Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu should know that he cannot retrieve what he lost at the polls at the court.

“The PDP, Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Edo people are waiting for him.”

“The reality is that Edo has been reset and all hands are needed to sustain the gains of the last four years and move the state to greater heights.”

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.

In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) as his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999.

The longtime slogan of the People’s Democratic Party has been “Power to the people”. During the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced “Change the change” as the party’s campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections.

In the 2019 elections, former vice president Atiku Abubakar and PDP presidential candidadate and his party rejected the outcome of the elections as INEC was yet to conclude the process and make an official pronouncement. On the 25th of February, PDP National Party Chair, Prince Uche Secondus alleged that the result as announced by INEC were incorrect.

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