THE candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the recently conducted Edo governorship election , Pastor Osagie Ize -Iyamu , has debunked speculations that he is under pressure from party leaders to accept defeat .
Ize – Iyamu said this in response to media reports on the subject , even as he urged the media to desist from speculative reporting .
He stated this in a statement signed by his Director of Communication and Media, Mr . John Mayaki, in Benin , on Thursday .
He said , “ I was shocked this morning when I saw reports saying I begged Obaseki to return to APC after the election .
“ While immediately responding to it , another one emerged . I will restate that I never begged him to return after the election . I deliberately did not reply when I saw all that rumour on the social media with people tagging me in them .
“ Now, I saw another report in the media stating that APC leaders are mounting pressure on me to accept defeat . In all fairness to the national leadership of my party, they never mounted any pressure on me .
“ So, I wonder where their source got information from . The public repossess a lot of trust in the media for authentic information. What happens when this trust is betrayed ?”
Ize – Iyamu also reiterated his earlier position that he had yet to make up his mind on his next step .