The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the just concluded Edo 2020 governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has vowed to continue pending court cases.
Ize-Iyamu who was defeated by Governor Godwin Obaseki of PDP during Edo 2020 governorship election held September 19, 2020.
Ize-Iyamu on Sunday disclosed that APC filed two pre-election cases against the PDP and its flagbearer challenging their eligibility to contest the election.
The statement read
“Nonetheless, we must emphasize that elections are far more than actual voting, just as democracy includes more than just elections. It is in this light that we draw attention to the fact that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its flagbearers have continued to pursue several pre-election suits in various courts against us, all totalling 13. One of such cases came up in the High Court, Benin on 2nd October, 2020, days after the election.
On our part, we had filed two pre-election cases against the PDP and its flagbearer challenging their eligibility to contest the election. These are all lawful and integral parts of the electoral process in any democracy, which we must all respect and acknowledge as genuine democrats.
The outcome of these pending cases have direct effect on the election. Consequently, we have decided to continue with our pre-election cases in full exercise of our legal rights, just as our opponents have considered it their prerogative to also continue with their pre-election cases against us”.