Edo: Christian body trashes neutrality, endorses their own candidate

August 24, 2020
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The Coalition of Christian Leaders in Edo on Monday endorsed the APC candidate Osagie Ize Iyamu ahead of the Sept 19 election in the state.

The coalition comprises church leaders cutting across various Christian denominations in the state took the decision during a one-day conference in Benin City.

The church leaders, In a communiqué made available to newsmen the end of the conference, the church leaders encouraged Christians in Edo State, notwithstanding the denominations, to vote massively for “Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his running mate, Mallam Gani Audu at the polls,” while also calling for “non-violent elections.”

Both Ize Iyamu and his major rival Gov. Godwin Obaseki of the PDP are Christian, though the APC candidate is a pastor.

The Christian Association of Nigeria, however, maintains neutrality, asking INEC to ensure a violence-free election.

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