The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has appealed to the winner of the election and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Godwin Obaseki, to return to the APC.
He made the appeal in a televised programme on Wednesday night.
On June 16, Obaseki quit the APC after he was disqualified from contesting in the party’s guber primaries eventually won by Ize-Iyamu.
He joined the PDP on June 19 and picked up the party’s guber ticket after overcoming initial hurdles.
But speaking on Wednesday, Ize-Iyamu said it was time for all aggrieved former APC members, including Obaseki, to return to the party.
“We are going to talk to everybody; we are going to bring everybody back. I want to salute my brother, the governor. I will like to appeal to him to return to the party. In every family, we have disagreement.
“Let it not be said that it was this disagreement that pushed him out. I made that mistake before and I have come to realise that it was a grievous error and I will not want him as a senior brother to make the same mistake.
“I will like to appeal to him to set aside his anger and come back. In APC, he is recognised as a leader and it would be difficult for him to be recognised as a leader in the new party he is going,” Ize-Iyamu stated.