Edo Election: KOWA Candidate Retreat, Denied Stepping Down For Ize-Iyamu

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Mr Thompson Osadolor, the Governorship candidate for the September 28 election, denied that he has stepped down for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

It would be recalled that the KOWA candidate had pen-ultimate week stepped down for the PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu , a decision the leadership party resisted and threatened to institute legal action their candidate.

Osadolor who addressed journalist in Benin  said there was not time he withdrew from the race, stressing that he merely expressed the fact the his party’s manifesto was similar to that of the PDP.

He pointed out that haven started the governorship race, he remained committed to see to it end adding that he is concern, he remains the candidate to beat in the September 28 election.

“I have no plan to step down for anybody and I have not told anybody that of have down that and I will never step down.  I am determine to see to the end of it all because, I know I will win the race. I have a bright chance of winning because I have campaigned across the nook and cranny of the, I have sold myself to the people,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the KOWA party candidate have made a case for the poll to be held on a Saturday.

 He said this is to enable people who planned traveling down to the state to vote, do so.

It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had postponed the election from Saturday September 10 to Wednesday September 28, citing security concern.

Osadolor said holding the election on a weekday may disenfranchised many people.

According to him, “I have made this appeal to the INEC and am sure they will consider my appeal. To me, it is more convenient for people to travel down on weekends than weekdays, and we have lots of people who are outside the state. But registered here to vote.”


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