Though the mega rally proposed to receive him into the fold did not hold following the order of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, to stop public rallies in the state, he announced his return to APC at his residence in Benin City.
Thousands of his supporters, however, stormed his residence situated at Ugbor area of Benin – City to felicitate with him.
The state’s factional chairman of the APC, Col. David Imuse (rted), however, formally welcomed Ize-Iyamu into the party and presented him and his supporters with a broom, which is the APC party symbol.
He said the coming of Ize-Iyamu and his supporters from the 18 local government areas of the state to the party was a home-coming worthy of celebration, adding that it would add value to the party.
“We are here to celebrate the home-coming of our brothers and sisters from the PDP who have come to add value to our party; not only to add value, they are coming to make our party grow from strength to strength so that we can win at all levels,” he said.
Imusem, who urged all members of the party in the state to close ranks so that it can grow from strength to strength, called on those he said were sitting in the fence to come and join the party.
Receiving the broom from the APC chairman, Ize-Iyamu said the notion that he was joining the APC in Benin City was wrong because he had already done so as required by party regulations at his Ugboko ward in Orhionmwon local government area.
Displaying his APC membership card, he said, “For those who are in doubt, the moment I made up my mind to join the APC, I went to my ward and I am proud to say I have registered in Ugboko ward in Orhionmwon local government area.”