The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the just concluded Edo State gubernatorial election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has vowed to purse eligibility case against the governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
Ize-Iyamu made this known as fresh tension emerges in what looked like a post-election rivalry.
Reporters At Large had earlier reported Ize-Iyamu as saying that he would not challenge his defeat at the election petition tribunal.
However, Ize-Iyamu in a press statement issued through John Mayaki, the media head of his campaign council, said the two pre-election court cases instituted against the PDP will continue.
The APC candidate made this known on Monday, October 5, in what sounded that like a petty plot to purse Obaseki and his deputy governor out of office.
In his words: “Elections are far more than actual voting, just as democracy includes more than just elections. It is in this light that we draw attention to the fact that the PDP and its standard-bearers (Obaseki and Shaibu) have continued to pursue many pre-election suits in various courts against us, all totalling 13. One of such cases came up in the High Court of Benin on October 2, 2020, days after the election.
“On our part, we had filed two pre-election cases against the PDP and its standard-bearers, challenging their eligibility to contest the election.”