By Ola Adeola
Osagie Eze-Iyamu, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the just concluded Edo poll, says he might leave God to judge the disputed vote for.
Eze-Iyamu, a pastor, has alleged vote-rigging and poll manipulation for his loss. He pacified his supporters aggrieved by the outcome of the keenly-contested vote, in which ruling All Progessives Congress, APC, was declared to have 319,483 votes as against Ize-Iyamu’s 253,173 votes.
The PDP candidate says he believes the result “exposes the fraud orchestrated by INEC,” the PDP could take a legal action, hold a world press conference to buttress its argument or “leave everything to God.
“I appeal to all of us, Edo people who feel dissatisfied, not to take laws into your hands or engage in violent demonstrations or destruction of public property. We still have many options.
“We can go to the elections tribunal. We can call a world press conference to let the world know what transpired or we can leave everything to God.
“No matter how you feel, please conduct yourselves in a civilised manner because the will of God must prevail. If God says I, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, will be governor, no amount of rigging can stop it. So, we must keep hope alive; let us continue to hope and believe in our country.”