Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the recently conducted Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has said he was yet to concede defeat to incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki.
Clearviewtv reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Sunday declared Obaseki the winner of the September 19 poll and had since presented him (Obaseki) and his deputy, Philip Shaibu with Certificates of Return.
However, despite the APC’s earlier statement conceding defeat and congratulating Obaseki and the PDP, the party’s candidate, Ize-Iyamu was yet to do so.
Meanwhile, Ize-Iyamu has debunked speculations that he was under pressure from party leaders to accept defeat.
Ize-Iyamu said this in response to media reports on the subject, even as he urged the media to desist from speculative reporting.
He stated this in a statement signed by his Director of Communication and Media, Mr. John Mayaki, in Benin, on Thursday.