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Edo Election: Group Tells PDP Candidate, Ize-Iyamu To Emulate Jonathan

The Edo Youths Coalition has urged the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the just-concluded governorship poll in the state, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to accept the outcome of the exercise.

Secretary-General of the group, Mr. Toju Igbene, made the call on Wednesday during a solidarity rally by members of the group at the secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists in Benin.

The group challenged Ize-Iyamu to emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan, who conceded defeat before the official declaration of his opponent, Muhammadu Buhari, as the winner of 2015 presidential poll.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had on September 29 declared Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, the winner of the governorship poll in the state.

Obaseki polled 319, 483 votes to defeat Ize-Iyamu, his closest rival, who got 253, 173 votes.

Members of the coalition displayed placards whose inscriptions included “God has upheld the will of the people”, “There was no loss of life, no intimidation of anybody during the election” and “It is time for Edo people to look critically”.

Igbene said,

“Let us develop the spirit of sportsmanship; that is why we keep respecting Dr Godluck Jonathan.

“He lost an election, and he was the first to put a call to Buhari to congratulate him. Let us develop that spirit; let us develop that culture.”

He described the outcome of the election as the will of the people and passed a vote of confidence on INEC and security agencies for their dedication to duty before, during and after the election.

He added that the poll was free, fair, credible and acceptable.

The group leader urged the governor-elect, Obaseki, to work assiduously to fulfil the promises made to the electorate during his campaign.

NANizi

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  • chika bibian

    Why should he emulate GEJ… They should allow the man to exercise his rights if he’s not comfortable with the results he should go to court

  • iheukwumere

    Abeg make him go sit 1 place jor na bcos em party der at d top

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Lolzzzzzzz
      My bros, you de vex?

      • iheukwumere

        Yes

        • Cornel Nwankwo

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          Abeg easy oooooo

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    They want to go to court but they forgot that their chairman conceded defeat during the presidential elections.

    • Olovo Obinna

      That was a different situation entirely…..innocent lives n peace/unity if d nation was @stake

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        I see, same thing applies to EDO state…innocent lives, peace and unity of edo state is also at stake.

        • Olovo Obinna

          Who is going to fight if PDP goes to court….stop making unnecessary argument please…….

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            No strength Oga
            Good evening

          • Olovo Obinna

            Start been reasonable on political issues

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Let me believe you were not referring to me

          • Olovo Obinna

            Lol

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    This is just a good advise, coming from a reasonable group
    Hope they heed to the footsteps of their God father as i said before.

  • E be like i go soon form group…

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      Who de hold you bro?

  • kayode akinsanya

    That’s a good advice from the group. He should stop crying and move on abi he has bad intention for people in Edo state

  • emekachilaka

    and who are the group rubbish

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    That singular act by goodluck has taken him places,but it doesn’t mean he is free from theft,dem finish nigeria

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Another fim

  • Olovo Obinna

    This group should go and sleep…..allow th man exercise his right…if he feels or suspected foul play during the election,,then let him go to court…..

  • WillieBravo

    Smh. This one is very different from Jonathans case. The man should b given a fair shot at the court before ruling him out.

    • Olovo Obinna

      Abeg help me tell this buhari/apc fans oh….i don’t know what they take sometimes

      • WillieBravo

        Ahahahahaha. Me sef dey wonder wetin den dey take reason whether na brain or na yansh

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