Edo Guber Poll: No Feud Between Oshiomhole And I – Ize-Iyamu

A governorship aspirant in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, says his relationship with the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, is cordial and friendly.

This is as he dispelled rumours of a rift between him and the former governor of the state

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, he said he and Oshiomhole had disagreed on certain issues but they did not snowball into some bitter rift.

“I will tell you categorically that we are on good terms. There is no quarrel between myself and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

“We have worked closely throughout the party formation to begin to quarrel unnecessarily. The fact that we disagree does not mean that there is a problem. He has a strong personality, I also have that. So we are bound to disagree,” he stated

The ruling party fixed February 17 for the conduct of its primary ahead of the September 21 governorship election in Edo State.

Reports emerged that Ize-Iyamu was disqualified from the APC’s primary by a screening committee allegedly constituted by Oshiomhole, a claim he has since dismissed, maintaining that he is still very much in the contest.

During the interview, he said the decision as to who emerges the candidate of the party is not something that is in the hands of ‘one man’

Describing Oshiomhole as a highly respected party man, Ize-Iyamu noted that the former Edo governor cannot decide who becomes the APC governorship candidate.

He stated, “The issue of who becomes a candidate is not a decision for one man. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is highly respected in our party but even him, will

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