The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded governorship election in Edo State Oagie Ize-Iyamu has asked Governor Godwin Obaseki to return to APC.
Making this call during a television broadcast on Wednesday, Ize-Iyamu revealed that they are going to bring everybody that left APC back to the party.
Further explaining the reason he wants Obaseki to return to the party, Ize-Iyamu said that he doesn't want the Governor to make the same mistake he made.
According to Ize-Iyami, the Governor was not going to have the type of recognition he got at APC in his new party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We are going to talk to everybody. We are going to bring everybody back. I want to salute my brother, the governor. I would like to appeal to him to return to the party. In every family, we have a disagreement.
“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 to.
“Certainly, we are ready to work with him and all well-meaning Edo people. We believe it is time to bring peace back to Edo State,” he said.
It will be recalled that Ize-Iyamu was defeated by Obaseki at the state governorship election that held on Saturday.
The result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission indicated that Obaseki won on the platform of the PDP with a margin of over eighty thousand votes.
Obaseki decamped from the ruling APC to PDP, following his disqualification from the party's primaries over alleged certificate issues.
Obaseki got the Governorship ticket of the PDP, which helped his re-election as the state governor.