The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in Edo State, Ishaka Paul Ofomile and his Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) counterpart, Andrew Igwemoh, have withdrawn from the governorship race.
Both candidates said they have adopted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The KOWA Party governorship candidate, Thompson Osadolor, and Bishop Akharame of the People for Democratic Change (PDC), had last week stepped down for Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
The candidates of AA and ACD announced their decision at a PDP rally held in Okpella, Etsako East local government area of the state.
They noted that Pastor Ize-Iyamu has offered the best hope for the state.
The ACD candidate, who hails from Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s Iyamho community, said the issue of who governs Edo State was not a “brotherly affair.”
Igwemoh accused Governor Oshiomhole of developing a section of Iyamho community, as well as building a university that is not affordable for the people of the community.
He said, “We have collapsed our structure and are now working for a team that can take Edo State to the eldorado. They (APC) promised to create 100,000 jobs when they have not even created 10, 000 jobs.”
Pastor Ize-Iyamu told the people that Governor Oshiomhole refused to harness the huge mineral deposits of Okpella community.
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