The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2016 Edo State Governorship election has announced that he has taken the outcome of Monday`s verdict at the Supreme court in good faith and congratulated the winner Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Pastor Ize-Iyamu had contested the declaration of Mr Obaseki and the winner of the September 28th, 2016 election at the election petition tribunal and the appeal court where the Obaseki got the decision at both courts and finally to the Supreme Court.
In a personal message released to the press few hours after the judgement, Pasort Ize-Iyamu wished Obaseki good will and thank all his supporters and the entire PDP family.
Read the Full text of the message below;
A CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE: Monday, 10th July, 2017.
Today, the Supreme Court has by its judgment brought to an end our struggle for the office of the governor of Edo State which began on 28 September, 2016.
I accept in good faith this decision of the highest court of our country, which affirms Mr Godwin Obaseki as the Governor of Edo State. I therefore congratulate Mr Godwin Obaseki and assure him of my goodwill.
I also want to use this opportunity to thank all our supporters and party men and women for their immense support for our struggle right from the time of the election to this day that it ended at the Supreme Court. Let me assure them of my acknowledgement of their various sacrifices and promise that I will always be there for them.
I thank all Edo people who have been part of our struggle all the way. In our various ways we should keep the fire burning in the quest for an Edo State of our dreams.
Finally, I thank God for His grace that gave me the opportunity to seek the office. To Him be all honour and Glory.
God bless Edo State.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu