Ahead of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State on Monday (tomorrow), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the sole aspirant of tbe party after the two other aspirant have reportedly stepped down for him, Affairs TV reports.
The APC Acting National Chairman, Abiola Ajimobi, who spoke through the National Vice Chairman (South South), Hilliard Eta made this known in a telephone interview with Sunday Punch.
When asked if the party primary will hold on Monday bearing in mind the Gazette signed by Governor Godwin Obaseki banning in any political gathering organized without seeking approval.
He said “the APC as a law-abiding party believed that only the Federal Government was currently empowered to enact the kind of order, Godwin Obaseki,
“Under the law, as it is operational in Nigeria today, it is only the Federal Government that has powers to make laws under a pandemic such as the coronavirus as we have it today. The gazette that Obaseki has signed says not more than 50 persons can gather.
“In any case, since we now have only one aspirant left, we don’t have to have any permit to conduct our affirmation.
“All we need to do is to ask the question, “Do you want Pastor Ize-Iyamu yes or no finish. If he (Obaseki) likes, let him say people should not gather at all, we will do the affirmation in the various houses of our members.”null
It was also gathered from sources that the two other aspirants cleared by the party’s screening committee; Osaro Obazee and Dr Pius Odubu, had withdrawn from the primary, leaving only Pastor Ize-Iyamu in the race.