Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has on Monday, emerged the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of the Edo State governorship election on September 10, 2016.
During the announcement of the result of the primaries, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi and chairman of the committee, that conducted the exercise, declared that Iyamu won a total of 584 votes to emerge winner, beating his closest rival, Mr Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, who scored 91 votes to take the second place.
Mr Solomon Edebiri scored 38 votes to emerge third.
Umahi said that 713 delegates were accredited for the primaries from a total delegates’ list of 751, adding that there were no invalid votes.
Presenting Ize-Iyamu to the party members, primaries committee chairman thanked all PDP governors and members for their support which led to the success of the exercise.
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.