Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, 2020 Governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has rejected Edo State High court judgement that nullified the Candidacy of his running mate, Gani Audu from contesting the election.
In a landmark judgement on Wednesday, justice H.A Courage-Ogbebor, held that Audu, former member of the State house of Assembly, presented false information in form EC9 to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the poll.
Reacting to the judgement,.Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, described the verdict of the court as “unfortunate and utterly wrong”.
He stated that he has already instructed my counsel to appeal against the judgement.
Ize-Iyamu expressed conviction that “the Court of Appeal will dispassionately consider the facts presented before the court”.
He aso urged APC members and his “teeming supporters to to remain calm and law abiding. Justice will surely prevail in this matter to the glory of our God”.
“I have received the news of the judgement delivered today 6th day of January 2021 by the Edo state high court sitting in Benin City disqualifying me and my running mate, Hon Gani Audu from contesting the gubernatorial election held in Edo state on 19th September 2020.
“This judgement to say the least is unfortunate and utterly wrong.
“I have already instructed my counsel to appeal against the judgement, as I am convinced that the Court of Appeal will dispassionately consider the facts presented before the court and arrive at a just decision in accordance with the law.
“I urge all my teeming supporters to remain calm and law abiding. Justice will surely prevail in this matter to the glory of our God”, he said.