By Gabriel Enogholase
CANDIDATE of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded overnorship election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, yesterday led other PDP leaders and supporters in the state in a street protest against the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the September 28 election in the state.
The PDP candidate, who had promised to lead the Friday protest, made good his promise, and was joined by his running mate, John Yakubu, Edo PDP chairman Dan Orbih, Senator Odion Ugbesia. Pascal Ugbome a social activist, Rev Olu Martins, and some other PDP leaders in Edo State.
The protest which took off from Akpakpava Road and took the aggriebed protestets to many parts of the Benin metropolis such as 2nd East Circular Road, Newcastle Lagos Road, Mission Road, Dawson Road and the Ring Road.
In his address before the street protests, Ize-Iyamu encouraged his supporters to be ready for long suffering because the journey to recover the stolen mandate will be a long one from the electoral tribunal to the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court, expressing confidence that they shall prevail at the end.
He pointed out that he was certain of victory because he won the election and that God has told him not to walk away but to “pursue and recover” his mandate that the INEC and the APC had stolen from him and his party.