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#EdoDecides: AA, ADC candidates step down for Ize-Iyamu

20 September 2016, 13:07

Benin City - Candidates of the Action Alliance (AA) and the Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) in the September 28 Edo State governorship election, Ishaka Paul Ofomile and Andrew Igwemoh, respectively on Monday announced their withdrawal from the election, reports Punch.

They are withdrawing from the race to back the PDP governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The duo, who made the declaration on Monday during a PDP rally held in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area, noted that their decision to endorse Ize-Iyamu was an easy one, pointing out that the PDP candidate was fully prepared for the office he is seeking and offered the best hope for the state.

Also read: PDP accuses Oshiomhole, APC of planning to rig Edo guber election

In his remark, Pastor Ize-Iyamu regretted that Governor Oshiomhole abandoned Okpella despite the overwhelming support given to him, adding that the governor ruled as if Okpella was not part of Etsako and did not harness the huge mineral deposits it possesses.

It would be recalled that the candidates of the KOWA Party, Thompson Osadolor, and the People for Democratic Change (PDC), Bishop Akharame, had earlier stepped down for Ize-Iyamu, bringing the number of candidates who have so far let go their gubernatorial ambitions for Ize-Iyamu to four.

- News 24


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