The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the forthcoming Edo State Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu this evening picked Prince Odi Okojie, Mercy Johnson’s husband as running mate.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who defeated two other aspirants during PDP primary election held in Benin City on Monday will face All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki in September 10 gubernatorial election.
Iyamu polled 584 votes to emerge winner, beating his closest rival, Mr Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, who scored 91 votes to take the second place while Mr Solomon Edebiri scored 38 votes to emerge third.
The primary election to decide the PDP’s contender in September 10 poll was held on Monday at the Lawn Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the Edo State capital in south-south Nigeria.
The PDP primaries was supervised by Governor David Umehi of Ebonyi State on behalf Makarfi led Caretaker Committee.