The Independent National Electoral Commission has accepted Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the PDP’s candidate for the September ten governorship election in Edo State.
INEC Deputy Director for Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Nick Dazang, who made this known in Abuja said the decision to accept Pastor Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi was informed by the court decision on the matter.
Mr. Dazang said the commission collected the nomination from Senator Makarfi-led faction because he had a court judgment that says INEC should accept his candidate.
He added that it was only Senator Markafi’s faction of PDP primary that the commission monitored.
The INEC Deputy Director said the commission has received nominations forms from nineteen political parties including the All Progressives Congress.