Friday, December 13, 2019

Edo APC’s mega rally moves to Ize-Iyamu’s residence

The controversial defection of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to the All Progressives Congress (APC), will go ahead as planned, but at a different venue.

The much talked-about Ize-Iyamu’s defection to the APC with hundreds of his associates, has generated more than enough controversy, confusion and chaotic atmosphere in the ancient city of Benin in the last few weeks.

As at Friday morning, Garrick Memorial School grounds were empty, except of few police operatives that were roaming the large school field, with the stage still intact.

It was however gathered that the venue has been shifted to the house of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, where the reception will now take place.

An aide of the former governorship candidate of the PDP in Edo state who did not want to be named, confirmed to that the event will hold, not minding the IGP’s order stopping the rally.

“Yes, we are aware of the order from the office of the IGP. But that will not stop the defection of Ize-Iyamu and thousands of his followers.

“The IGP’s order said we should not meet at Garrick Memorial School, but it did not say that we should not meet inside his house. At least we don’t need his approval for that.

“The event is not a hidden one, it will be beamed life on national television channels,” the source added.

As at the time of filing this report, the house of Ize-Iyamu is a beehive of activities in preparation for the defection.