Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has asked his main opponent, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party to return to the APC.

In a television broadcast on Wednesday night, Ize-Iyamu said he was ready to work with Obaseki and bring back peace to the state.

File Photo: Ize-Iyamu and Obaseki.

He said, “We are going to talk to everybody. We are going to bring everybody back. I want to salute my brother, the governor. I would like to appeal to him to return to the party. In every family, we have a disagreement.

“Let it not be said that it was this disagreement that pushed him out. I made that mistake before and I have come to realise that it was a grievous error and I will not want him as a senior brother to make the same mistake.

“I will like to appeal to him to set aside his anger and come back. In APC, he is recognised as a leader and it would be difficult for him to be recognised as a leader in the new party he is going to.

“Certainly, we are ready to work with him and all well-meaning Edo people. We believe it is time to bring peace back to Edo State.”

Obaseki polled 307,955 votes to defeat Ize-Iyamu, who secured 223,619 ballots in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

The governor was disqualified from contesting the APC primary election after he fell out with a former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, over the running of Edo State.

But Obaseki defected to the PDP where he ran for the election and won.

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SaharaReporters, New York

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