Ize-Iyamu Considering Taking Legal Action Over Edo Election Loss
Osagie Ize-Iyamu says he is still considering taking legal action against the result of the Edo governorship election won by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost the September 19 election to the incumbent governor, but has refused to concede defeat.
In an Independence Day message on Thursday, October 1, 2020, Ize-Iyamu said he’s at liberty to pursue any legal option he deems fit as long as the peace of the state is not threatened.
The APC candidate said he’s still gathering facts with his team and will announce a decision as soon as that process is concluded.
He said, “We owe you an explanation on the way forward. Indeed, not a few have been bombarding us with this question.
Well, we have kept quiet so far, not because we are bad losers, as some unfairly presume.
“It’s rather because, no matter the situation, we are staunch soldiers of the rule of law and due process.”
Ize-Iyamu stated that while appeals like that cannot be entirely dismissed as bad, whatever action he takes would be rooted in due process and the rule of law.
“We will exercise every right available to us under the law, given the electoral facts at our disposal,” he said.