Pastor Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last Saturday Governorship election in Edo State, has appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to the party.
Ize-Iyamu made the appeal in a television broadcast on Wednesday night where 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 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 defeated Ize-Iyamu polling 307,955 votes, while the later secured 223,619 votes in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Ahead of the Saturday’s election, the governor was disqualified from contesting the APC primary election after he fell out with Adams Oshiomhole over the running of Edo State.
Obaseki, however, defected to PDP where he ran for the election and won.