As the people of Edo states goes to the poll Wednesday to elect a successor to Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) maintained that Osagie Ize-Iyamu remains the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the election.
According to the commission, the candidate forwarded by Senator Ahmed Markafi led faction is the accepted candidate for the party in the postponed Wednesday election.
Speaking on the issue, Mr. Nick Dazang, Deputy Director, Media and Publicity said, “the candidate forwarded by the Markafi faction. Ize-Iyamu, that was the one forwarded to us and by the nature of the court order we received, Port Harcourt court order, he is still the candidate.”
On Ondo state, he said the commission was yet to take any decision as the two factions in the party submitted names for the November election.
Dazang, however, said that the commission have till October 27th before deciding who to accept as the party candidate for Ondo poll.
He said, “We have not taken decision in respect of that yet, the two factions submitted names to us, first was the Markafi faction and followed by the Ali Modu-Sheriff faction. So you know at the stage we are now, it is just part of the submission of the list, so it is until 27th of Octobe, 30 days to the election in November that we will now publish the final list, by which time we now know which candidate is going to contest on the platform of PDP.”