After a well contested gubernatorial election in Edo state which produced Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner, his rival,Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu disputed the out come of the election.
Despite the election being regarded as one of the best gubernatorial elections in the history of Nigeria by both local and international monitoring agencies and the media, Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) insisted that the election was marred by irregularities . He also went ahead to reveal that he would challenge the out come of the result in the Electoral Tribunal. Ize-Iyamu never acknowledged the take of the President on the election.
Recently, Pastor Ize-Iyamu through a statement released, revealed that he is no longer going to challenge Obaseki’s victory in court.
Summarily, the statement revealed that he is doing so just to respect the stand of the President on the election. He also said that he is doing so to avoid tensions in the state and to respect the decision of the party, APC. The statement was not devoid of claims that he would have won the election if not that his voters were disenfranchised and votes cancelled too.