Former Secretary to Edo State Government and Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is in early lead, going by results coming in from some of the wards at the ongoing APC governorship primary in Edo state.
From Igieduma ward/Uhunmwonde LGA, out of the 1568 accredited voters, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who is contesting with 2 other aspirants scored a total 1560 votes.
From Ward 9/Oredo, in Edo South out of the 200 accredited, 200 party members voted with Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu scoring 198, Odubu, 0 and Obazee 2.
From Ward 7/Etsako West, in Edo North out of the 808 accredited, 784 party members voted with Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu scoring 784, Odubu, 24 and Obazee 0.From Ward 3/Egor, in Edo South out of the 195 party members accredited, those who voted for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu scored 175, Odubu, 15 and Obazee 5.
Meanwhile, Officials of the civil defense Corp, the Nigeria Police and other security agencies were seen in some of the voting centres, observing proceedings from a distance.
From this indication, it seems the pastor is favorable to clinch the APC gubernatorial ticket for the September 19th election in Edo state.