Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) –
The battle line between the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and erstwhile Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seem to have been drawn in Benin, the capital city of Edo state, considering the way and manner the parties primaries of the contending political parties were conducted.
On Monday, June 20, 2016, Pastor Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu won the primaries to fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State Governorship election scheduled for September.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu polled 584 majority votes in a landslide victory that saw him clinch the party’s ticket to slug it out with the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, whose party primaries held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.
Obaseki defeated 11 other aspirants including the Deputy Governor, Dr. Pius Odubu, to enable him lock horns with Ize-Iyamu in the political battle that will produce the next governor of Edo State.
While Obaseki appears to be the anointed candidate of Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s PDP governorship primaries victory has been adjudged as good omen, and right candidate to wrest power from the APC in Edo state.
The Governorship election in Edo state is billed to hold in November 2016.
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