KOWA party has dismissed its governorship candidate for the forthcoming Edo state election, Barrister Thompson Osadolor, from the party over his endorsement of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party said in a statement signed on behalf of its national executive by Jude Feranmi, its national youth leader, that it is “appalled by the decision taken by the candidate and his campaign team due to the financial challenges posed by the postponement of the elections for another two weeks. It is unfortunate, embarrassing and a direct opposite of what our party represents.”
The party said that Osadolor’s did not consult the party leadership before taking his actions.
“What we represent as a party is a clean break from the models of governance and patronage system of politics that is currently entrenched in the People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress,” the party said.
“A similarity in the manifesto of a party does not therefore represent a sufficient and necessary criterion for an endorsement by our party.”
KOWA said that it is currently consulting with our Legal Advisors on the legal implications and the next steps to take on this unfortunate incident.
“The appropriate bodies including INEC will get our letters of notification to this effect on Wednesday due to the Public Holidays,” he said.