By Peterson Ibi
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the consensus candidate of the faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction loyal to National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged on Tuesday night in Abuja through consensus arrangement.
He was presented to the party’s caucus by chairman of the screening committee, Francis Alimikhena, senator for Edo North, APC.
Other members of the screening committee were a former Edo Deputy Governor Lucky Imasuen; Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe; ex-Edo Speaker Thomas Okosun; former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives Samson Osagie; ex-member of the House of Representatives Patrick Obahiagbon and Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, Peter Akpatason.
With his emergence, Ize-Iyamu will now contest against Governor Godwin Obaseki for the ticket of the party at the direct primary of the party slated for June 22.