The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said he and his party are at liberty to pursue any legal option they deem fit as long as the peace of the state is not threatened.
In an Independence Day message signed by Ize-Iyamu, he said his party was collating facts and would soon speak authoritatively in the best tradition of rule of law, fairness to all and due process.
He said, They will brief you all in good time and that time is near. But then, the question is after September 19, what next? They owe them an explanation on the way forward. Indeed, not a few have been bombarding them with this question. Well, they have kept quiet so far, not because they are bad losers, as some unfairly presume. It’s rather because, no matter the situation, they are staunch soldiers of the rule of law and
In the course of their methodical approach, not a few deem to have pre-empted their course of action and pleaded that they do not proceed to the courts to challenge the election result. While that cannot be dismissed as an entirely bad plea, what he can say is that, whatever action they subsequently take will be rooted in due process and the rule of law. They will exercise every right available to them under the law, given the electoral facts at their disposal.