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Breaking: Fmr. PDP governorship candidate, Pst. Ize-Iyamu emerges APC concensus candidate in Edo

Valentine Chinyem

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Former Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the last governorship election held in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has emerged the consensus candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged on Tuesday night in Abuja through a consensus arrangement.

This is coming after a prolonged feud between the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and the current governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki.

Ize-Iyamu, a Pastor of Redeeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) was presented by chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, the representative of Edo North Senatorial District.

The Nation reports that other members of the screening committee were a former Edo Deputy Governor, Lucky Imasuen; Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe; ex-Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Thomas Okosun; former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Samson Osagie; ex-member of the House of Representatives, Patrick Obahiagbon and the current Deputy Lead.