Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has denied media reports that he has appealed to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki to return to the All Progressives Congress APC, after his defeat last Saturday.
Ize-Iyamu through his spokesman, John Mayaki, on Thursday said such reports were false.
Some news media had earlier reported that Ize-Iyamu, in a television broadcast on Wednesday, made the appeal.
However, Mayaki insisted Ize-Iyamu is yet to address the press since the election results were announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, on Sunday noting that the said video being referenced was broadcast three months ago.
In the said broadcast, Ize-Iyamu was quoted to have appealed to Governor Obaseki to return with an assurance that the leadership of the APC was ready to woo back all party members that defected to other parties in the wake of the Edo governorship election.
According to Prince Mayaki, it was not true that he pleaded with Obaseki to return to the APC at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja describing the media report as a concoction of the opposition party.
Governor Godwin Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu last Saturday with a margin of 84,336 votes after polling 307,955 votes to be re-elected for another four years.
Governor Obaseki dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, after he was controversially disqualified from contesting the primaries over alleged certificate issues prompting him to decamp to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he was received and given the ticket to run in the governorship election.