Be Gallant In Defeat, Chidoka Tells Ize-Iyamu
Chief Osita Chidoka, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the performance of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Sept.19 governorship election in Edo as gallant.
Chidoka in a statement on Sunday said Ize-Iyamu among other candidates gave Mr Godwin Obaseki, the the incumbent governor and candidate of PDP a good fight inspite the odds.
INEC has released the final result of the election with the PDP candidate coming top with 307, 955 votes while Ize-Iyamu was second with 223, 619 votes.
He urged the APC candidate to hold his head up high and see the results as announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials as reflection of peoples’ will.
The former aviation minister called on the APC candidate to concede victory and congratulate the winner.
He said the election gave him the rare opportunity of having those who called him names to recant and rewrite his story while still politically active.
According to him, if I were Pastor Ize-Iyamu, I will call Governor Obaseki before the final announcement of results.
“He should be proud of himself as a politician because this election, like no other event, defined him as a strong politician.
“Those, who four years ago, called him liar, thief, cultist recanted, not many get that opportunity.
“The outing, against a sitting Governor, was not bad, he maintained his following, across the state, despite the baggage of his political party and chief supporter.
“This is not sunset, it is twilight and the sun may yet shine again in his future endeavors; glorious future beckons if you rise above self and claim victory.
“Pastor, make the call, now. It will turn defeat to victory and redefine you,” he stated.