Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged victorious as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded Edo State APC Primary election.
Brandnewday gathered that there are many speculations that the faction believed to have attained victory and its candidate is loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), emerged as the party candidate on Tuesday night in Abuja through consensus arrangement.
The former Secretary to the state government is expected to slug it out with Governor Godwin Obaseki for the direct primary of the party slated for June 22.
He was presented by chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, the representative of Edo North Senatorial District.
Other members of the screening committee were a former Edo Deputy Governor Lucky Imasuen; Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe; ex-Edo Speaker Thomas Okosun; former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives Samson Osagie; ex-member of the House of Representatives Patrick Obahiagbon and Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, Peter Akpatason.