Former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG) Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has reportedly emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) consensus candidate for the state governorship primary which will be held June 22.
Ize-Iyamu, will face Governor Godwin Obaseki for the direct primary of the party slated for June 22.
Pastor Osagie emerged the APC candidate through a consensus arrangement on Tuesday night in Abuja.
Ize-Iyamu was said to be represent by chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, Edo North Senatorial District.
Former Secretary is believed to be loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who has been at loggerheads with Governor Obaseki.
Other aspirants screened were a former Minister of State for Works, Chris Ogiemwonyi; ex-Deputy Governor of Edo state, Dr. Pius Odubu and Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (rtd.)
Meanwhile, Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has boasted that he will emerge governor of Edo State, ahead of the governorship election in the State.
Obaseki who spoke as a guest on a Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday said, “I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return.
The Governor said, “God gave me power. If he wants me to return, I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God.”