The political atmosphere in Edo State has continued to heat up ahead of the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in the State. For months now, it has been drama upon drama starting from the disqualification of Governor Obaseki by APC, his switch to the PDP, suits trying to stop Obaseki from contesting in PDP's primaries and so on. Recently, the drama has moved to the camp of the APC's candidate for the election, Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu. First, it was his probe by the EFCC over an alleged laundering of about 700 Million Naira.
It has really been a rough road for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in his quest to become the next governor of Edo State come September 19, 2020. Recentky, the National Rescue Movement (NRM) approached the federal high Court in Abuja, praying the court to disqualify him and the APC from contesting in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. The suit cited section 177 (c) of the 1999 constitution as amended which averred that only the National Chairman of a party and it's secretary should sign the list of a party's candidate to be submitted to INEC. NRM argued that the letter containing the name of Ize-Iyamu and his running mate which was submitted to INEC was signed by Mai Mala Buni, the governor of Yobe State.
National Rescue Movement also asked the Court to determine if by virtue of the 1999 constitution, INEC should lawfully admit that APC has submitted the list of their candidate since it was signed by a sitting governor. National Rescue Movement also prayed the court to declare that APC has no candidate for the election since the list was not signed by the party's chairman and equally disqualify Ize-Iyamu. With all these cases currently going on against the APC and its candidate, the edo state Governorship Election may have been lost and won.
It is not yet known, what the outcome of the suit will be, but one thing we know for sure is that it has been a long and rough road for Pastor Ize-Iyamu in his bid to become the nexr governor of Edo state. But what is yet to be known is whether this would be the end of the road for his Governorship Ambition.
Content created and supplied by: SunriseNewsDesk (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More