Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Wins Edo State PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared
Osagie Ize-Iyamu winner of its just concluded Edo
State governorship primary election.
Mr Iyamu won a total of 584 votes to emerge
winner, beating his closest rival, Mr Matthew
Iduoriyekemwen, who scored 91 votes to take the
Mr Solomon Edebiri scored 38 votes to emerge
The primary election to decide the PDP’s contender
in September 10 poll was held on Monday at the
Lawn Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia
Stadium in Benin City, the Edo State capital in south-
The PDP Primary Election Committee was chaired by
the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umehi.
Statutory delegates started the process after which
others took their turns.
Governor Umehi had appealed to all the delegates
to be orderly, stressing the need to end the process
Meanwhile, Mr Godwin Obaseki on Sunday picked
the governorship ticket of the All Progressives
Congress (APC), after beating other candidates at
the primaries in Benin City, the Edo State’s capital.
Mr Obaseki polled 1,618 votes to defeat the
incumbent Deputy Governor, Pius Odubu, who
scored 471 votes, and a former Minister of State for
Works, Chris Ogiemwonyi, who got 137 votes