Days after the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Ize-Iyamu, has reportedly called on Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to APC.
ThisDay newspaper reported that Ize-Iyamu made the call in a television broadcast on Wednesday night, Spetember 23.
Recall that Obaseki left the ruling party after he was screened out of the governorship race by the party’s screening committee.
He joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the late hours, secured the party’s ticket against all odds and eventually won the election, defeating Ize-Iyamu for the second time, albeit on another platform.
Ize-Iyamu, speaking on his next move, said:
“We are going to talk to everybody. We are going to bring everybody back. I want to salute my brother, the governor. I will 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.”