Defeated candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Saturday Edo State Governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has called on the winner and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to APC.
Ize-Iyamu, in a television broadcast on Wednesday night, 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.”
Obaseki, who switched over to PDP after he was disqualified from contesting the APC primary election, polled 307,955 votes to defeat Ize-Iyamu, who garnered total votes of 223,619 in the Saturday’s Edo State historic governorship election.