Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has been selected as the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction believed to be loyal to National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
He is expected to compete with Governor Godwin Obaseki for the direct primary of the party slated for June 22.
Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG), was presented by chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, the representative of Edo North Senatorial District.
He emerged on Tuesday night in Abuja through consensus arrangement.
Other members of the screening committee were a former Edo Deputy Governor Lucky Imasuen; Gen. Cecil Esekhaigbe; ex-Edo Speaker Thomas Okosun; former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives Samson Osagie; ex-member of the House of Representatives Patrick Obahiagbon and Deputy Leader of the House of Representatives, Peter Akpatason.