Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is not giving up on his quest to govern Edo State. His supporters said he is still interested in seeking the ticket to contest in the 2020 governorship poll. His attempt at occupying the Osadebey Avenue in 2016 failed. He challenged the outcome of the election to the Supreme Court. What perhaps Pastor Ize-Iyamu is hoping for the defeat of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in next year’s general election.
Ize-Iyamu started nursing ambition to be Edo governor since when he served under the administration of Chief Lucky Igbinedion as Chief of Staff and Secretary tô the government. Having fallen out with the powers that be in the Pastor Ize-Iyamu and others formed the Grace Group, which later metamorphosed into the defunct Action Congress of Nigerian and now the All Progressive Congress.
He left the APC for the PDP after it became clear to him that former Governor Adams Oshiomhole would not support his ambition. He realised the game plan of Oshiomhole when he failed to get grasp of the party machinery in the party congresses. Read more