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Ize-Iyamu To Lead Street Protest Against Election Result

ize-iyamu; Edo
Posted: Oct 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (71)

By Francis Onoiribholo.

BENIN – Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the just concluded Edo governorship elections will this Friday, formally lead the street protests against the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which announced the APC as the winner of the September 26, 2016 polls.

It would be recalled that party loyalists and supporters including Civil Society movements, students, workers, traders, artisans, coordinated by the Centre for Patriotic Leadership Initiative (CPLI), a leadership and rights advocacy NGO, had been protesting the results in Benin City.

Friday, October 7, 2016 protest, which Mr. Saint Moses Eronmosele, CPLI Co-ordinator, said is one of the 100 such protests planned, is tagged the “Mother of the Series of Protests” and would besides Ize-Iyamu have as Speakers, the state PDP chairman, Chief Dan Orbih and many others.

He said, the protests is against alleged impunity, perpetration of illegality and massive electoral fraud by INEC, APC, security operatives and Governor Adams Oshiomhole who “colluded to steal and subvert the people’s mandate freely given to PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.”

“We have the permission of the law to protest against perceived wrongs because where there is a wrong there has to be a remedy.

“We shall take to the streets for 100 days until the stolen mandate is restored,” he stated.

Urging all to dress in black because, “We are mourning the death of democracy, justice and fairness in Edo State,” he said, “On that day, all Edo people, even APC, are all invited to throng the streets in a massive protest across Edo State as we are saying enough is enough to impunity and illegality.”

On insinuations that the Nigeria Police Force recently announced a ban on street protests in the state, he said, “Defy the Police Order, defy APC thugs, defy everyone who wants to silence your voice or darken your conscience. Stand for what is right and be counted. Take a place on the right side of history.

“These protests are not about Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. No. The protests are about you and I, our future, our hope. If they succeeded against POI it means that tomorrow when you and I also stand for election based on our track record or popularity, that someone somewhere would also deprive us of victory.”

Comments (71)

  • Sadiq Buhari Allahde Oct 5, 2016 at 9:26 pm Sadiq Buhari Allahde

    I thought he said he leave everythi to God…. lol… Leopard never changes spot anyway… go to court . Dats d normal way n stop wasting d poor brainwashed followers time.

    • Oct 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm desmond

      Be careful. He said he has three options. And this message is for those blind people commenting rubbish here.
      Oshiomhole protested for over a week before he went to election petition tribunal. Don’t forget. (Mandate criminals.)

  • Abdullahi Muhammad Oct 5, 2016 at 9:25 pm Abdullahi Muhammad

    you are not serious !

  • Ibrahim Shinaka Oct 5, 2016 at 9:24 pm Ibrahim Shinaka

    Hahaha PDP are protest because of election end of road. It is just beginning

  • Muhammad Danjuma Yakawada Oct 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm Muhammad Danjuma Yakawada

    Wasting of time

  • Ayeni Segun Oct 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm Ayeni Segun

    If he has proofs let him fight on,after all Adams the incumbent governor won through court

  • Olushola Olabinri Oct 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm Olushola Olabinri

    Haba,Ize Iyamu,to be candid Oshomole is very rite for telling us dat u are not a pastor.Na by force.Iyamu walahi OLE nio.If are not satisfy with d out come of d result, why can’t u address it in court. Ole,Ole,Ole nio.

  • Olomola Olalekan Oct 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm Olomola Olalekan

    Hope his children will be among the protesters?

  • Mohammed Zanna Ashgar Oct 5, 2016 at 9:13 pm Mohammed Zanna Ashgar

    Go to Hague or Hell ,the mission is accomplished.

  • Ayeni Stephen Busuyi Oct 5, 2016 at 9:11 pm Ayeni Stephen Busuyi

    Go to tribunal since every day protest cannot give you certificate of return. Why behaving like illiterate?

  • Prince Adekanmbi Checkmate Adeleke Oct 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm Prince Adekanmbi Checkmate Adeleke

    Na by force to serve ur state, after all u want to serve, …..lolz

  • Amos Kwamegh Oct 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm Amos Kwamegh

    I think the best place for such is the election tribunal.

  • Shafeeii Salee Oct 5, 2016 at 9:04 pm Shafeeii Salee

    Desperate to steal

  • Odoh Emmanuel Oct 5, 2016 at 9:01 pm Odoh Emmanuel

    Here they go again. Youths watch your back.

  • Usman Shaaba Muhammad Oct 5, 2016 at 8:57 pm Usman Shaaba Muhammad

    If really he’s for real, there is no need for useless protests. Only the court of law if he’s being rigged out. I expect pastor should be civil.

  • Dika Asibe Oct 5, 2016 at 8:56 pm Dika Asibe

    Street demonstrations won’t solve it for this guy,going to court won’t help either,the illiterate dictator that is occupying aso rock has hijacked and rubbished the Nigerian judiciary system like in the days of abacha.
    Its a pity.

    • Fara Aideed Oct 5, 2016 at 9:22 pm Fara Aideed

      Card reader trauma is still disturbing your brain and you cant turn back the hands of the time the era of looting has gone even the drunkard champagne addict knows that

    • Dika Asibe Oct 5, 2016 at 9:27 pm Dika Asibe

      #faraaideed,otu nne gi.
      Cow,you don’t even know what gej did for you,you would have been dead by now.

  • Muhammad Tukur Oct 5, 2016 at 8:54 pm Muhammad Tukur


  • Adisa Badmus Oct 5, 2016 at 8:53 pm Adisa Badmus

    Street protest will not give you any mandate, its just a waste of time and energy that can be used for other reasonable activities. If you are feeling being cheated, you can go to the Election Tribunal.

  • Stanley Umezie Oct 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm Stanley Umezie

    Haha na today ,

  • Dwill Dbloke Oct 5, 2016 at 8:46 pm Dwill Dbloke

    Go to court young man…

  • Abubakar Hussein Oct 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm Abubakar Hussein

    Best of luck but Tribunal is the best place to go not on the street because Miscreants can take advantage to loot and cause mayhem/havoc

  • Fatungase Nosa Emmanuel Oct 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm Fatungase Nosa Emmanuel

    PIO u loose stop wasting ur time, you think doing this will change inec decision or u think tribunal will look this..guy go sleep

  • Davies Oriakhi Oct 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm Davies Oriakhi

    We have been waiting for this. Shalom.

  • Abiodun Saheeb Oct 5, 2016 at 8:41 pm Abiodun Saheeb

    Mumu street protest can’t solve the problem go to court simple

  • Ayiri Umuko Oct 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm Ayiri Umuko

    See u in d street.

  • Yomi Akogun Oct 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm Yomi Akogun

    Is it by force t be d Governor of Edo

  • Azeez Asimiyu Oct 5, 2016 at 8:33 pm Azeez Asimiyu

    Hummmmm, through pastor

  • Joshua Enejoh Samson Oct 5, 2016 at 8:32 pm Joshua Enejoh Samson

    Street protest may amount to public disturbance. Gather your evidences and go to court where you can claim your stolen mandate. God will favour you in every step

  • Oba Lop Pelujo Oct 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm Oba Lop Pelujo

    Sir let me advice you,The smartest wins election.

  • Annuhi Shaibu Abdulmumeen Oct 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm Annuhi Shaibu Abdulmumeen

    Some time Ize Iyamu always make me laugh,but its real shameful to here dis from him,in 2007 wen adams oshiomhole think his election was Rig,he forget about street protest and come out victorious in court,hmmm pator,pastor continue with ur protest if dis wil help u

  • Isaac Awotidoye Comrade Oct 5, 2016 at 8:26 pm Isaac Awotidoye Comrade

    Pls stop dis madness, and go to election petition tribunal now!

  • Abu Deeni Oct 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm Abu Deeni

    That will be the most valid, portent and civilized way of given daylight electoral robbers sleepless nights. But Edo people should not rely solely on mare street protests in order to retrieve their stolen mandate. But the pressure should include institution of legal case in both our conventional and ECOWAS Court ( the real last hope of the ordinary man). And prospective legal litigation should be aggressively pursued to the whole hog until Justice is manifestly seen to be done. Indeed, there is no sacrifice that is too much so that evil men among us do contemplate the enactment of similar criminal acts in future.

  • Kabiru Magaji Oct 5, 2016 at 8:21 pm Kabiru Magaji

    Wasteful decision

  • Oluka Austin Ugochukwu Oct 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm Oluka Austin Ugochukwu

    Thieves! They are only interested in the commonwealth of the Edo people. This group of persons have lost federal power and the resources that comes with it, which they have survived on these past 16 years. Their only hope for continuous survival is the resources of Edo state. They have no good plan for the betterment of Edo people but a “simple agenda” to grab the resources of Edo state for their continuous survival. Every right thinking Edo person should run away from these wolf in sheep clothing. Edo arise and defend your secured state from the hands of Edo PDP corrupt elite, don’t be fooled.

    • Joshua Nnamuka Oct 5, 2016 at 9:11 pm Joshua Nnamuka

      But u’re an efulefu already!

  • Joebest Joe Oct 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm Joebest Joe
  • Joebest Joe Oct 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm Joebest Joe
  • Ogwuojone Justice Oct 5, 2016 at 8:17 pm Ogwuojone Justice

    Iyamu go and sleep and stop wasting your precious time, you know you have a case with efcc, I expect you to humble yourself now else you will have an inmate number very soon and that will become a double wahala for dead body

  • Lawal Ibrahim Bakuru Oct 5, 2016 at 8:17 pm Lawal Ibrahim Bakuru

    You wants a double defeat, at the ballot box and the court house. anyway, see you there.

  • Hon S M Chonkea Oct 5, 2016 at 8:16 pm Hon S M Chonkea

    If you like lead world protest

  • Oshungbure Olatunde Oct 5, 2016 at 8:15 pm Oshungbure Olatunde

    Pastor ,why not street soul wining as an ordained man of God? Why not submit your evidences to election tribunal and allow God to take over.

  • Alfred Shitta Oct 5, 2016 at 8:14 pm Alfred Shitta

    Maybe PDP go form social tribunal. You can’t speak from both sides of the mouth. Same Ize Iyamu commend INEC for a wonderful job, now he is claiming sharp practice. Funny

  • Nuhu Iliyasu Oct 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm Nuhu Iliyasu

    They are going to waste their time, money and energy, PDP should better go to court and fail again.

  • Yayi Habu Oct 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm Yayi Habu

    5 local government out of 18? Wasting your time

  • Wale Emmanuel Oct 5, 2016 at 8:09 pm Wale Emmanuel

    if u like u can for ur own group of avengers…. lols….

  • Unongo John Oct 5, 2016 at 8:09 pm Unongo John

    Protest against political gangsterism

  • Kelechi Kas Oct 5, 2016 at 8:08 pm Kelechi Kas

    Is it a must to be the governor? I get really ashamed when some aspirants can’t accept defeat. It just shows he doesn’t have the trait of a leader. Seek redress in court.

  • Chikwe Adamsmith Oct 5, 2016 at 8:05 pm Chikwe Adamsmith

    Wasting of time

  • Promise Amajiri Oct 5, 2016 at 8:05 pm Promise Amajiri

    Pull down the rigging riggers before they pull us down

  • Abijo Akeem Adeniyi Oct 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm Abijo Akeem Adeniyi

    If you like, lead the protest of your associate thugs and kidnappers, i am less concern!!

  • Azuogu Princewill Oct 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm Azuogu Princewill

    So u hv kept God work aside b/c of earthly thing

  • Ibrahim Adeyemi Oct 5, 2016 at 8:01 pm Ibrahim Adeyemi

    Hmm most welcome

  • Chigeru Chinda Wogu Oct 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm Chigeru Chinda Wogu

    Abeg go ask the best governor Rivers State would have gotten, which still remain my governor, the person of Dakuku Adol peterside, him go tell you say no road there

  • Emeka A Enebeli Oct 5, 2016 at 7:57 pm Emeka A Enebeli


  • Apili Sunday Francisco Oct 5, 2016 at 7:56 pm Apili Sunday Francisco

    That’s not right go to election tribunal instead

  • Ogundana Akinola Oct 5, 2016 at 7:56 pm Ogundana Akinola

    Unserious candidate.park well.

  • Olusina Popoola Oct 5, 2016 at 7:53 pm Olusina Popoola

    wasting of time, and energy. Go and win souls for Christ.

  • Gbenga Idowu Adeyemi Oct 5, 2016 at 7:52 pm Gbenga Idowu Adeyemi

    Not tribunal again,? confused people

  • Gbadeyanka Bola Oct 5, 2016 at 7:49 pm Gbadeyanka Bola

    Bros, please go to court, don’t risk the life of Nigerian youth.

  • Ubong Anam Oct 5, 2016 at 7:45 pm Ubong Anam

    If you like lead market not street protest.

  • Original Steve Alawuba Oct 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm Original Steve Alawuba

    Good one after all Adams Oshiomole did not accept defeat during his time. So fight for ur mandate.

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  • Ja Oct 5, 2016 at 7:36 pm Ja'afar Galadima

    imagine you can see,so call leader who want to lead his state,for better now going out to lead protest of no,hope just to create set back to his Good people,of Edo state.

  • Roland Dickson Oct 5, 2016 at 7:34 pm Roland Dickson

    Pastor my advice to you is, go and win souls for God is better than disgracing your self to become a Governor

  • Cici Ahmed Usman Oct 5, 2016 at 7:33 pm Cici Ahmed Usman

    Wasting d poor people’s time cus of ur personal interest, go to tribunal n file ur case cus dat is d only place u can get judgement, INEC cannot cancel dat results cus it has been announced already., Go to court if u feel been cheated after all oshiomolo got his mandate back from the court not on d Street.

    • Boniface Etim Oct 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm Boniface Etim

      He knows that he didn’t win that is why he has to resort to child’s play

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