According to the Nation, Ike-Iyamu emerged the APC candidate through a consensus arrangement on Tuesday night in Abuja.
He was presented by the chairman of the screening committee, Senator Francis Alimikhena, the representative of Edo North Senatorial District.
Ize-Iyamu, will face Governor Godwin Obaseki for the direct primary of the party slated for June 22.
Other aspirants screened were a former Minister of State for Works, Chris Ogiemwonyi; ex-Deputy Governor of Edo state, Dr. Pius Odubu and Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (rtd.)
Meanwhile, several attempts to get a reaction from the Governor through Crusoe Osagie , Special Adviser to the State Governor on Media and Communication, proved abortive as he did not take calls and also did not respond to text messages.