Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Edo Sept. 10 governorship election, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Nick Dazang, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Deputy Director for Voter Education and Publicity, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Tuesday in Abuja.
Dazang said the decision to accept Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi was informed by the court decision on the matter.
“The commission collected the nomination from Makarfi-led faction because he has a court judgment that says INEC should accept his candidate. Secondly, you will recall that it is only his own faction of PDP primary that the commission monitored,” Dazang said.
NAN recalls that the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP submitted the name of Matthew Iduoriyekwemwen as its candidate for the September 10 polls.
Dazang said the commission had received nominations forms from 19 political parties.