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We Supervised APC Governorship Primary Held At Lushville Hotel – Edo REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of Edo State, Anugbum Onuoha, has confirmed that officials of the Commission in the state monitored the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), held at the Lushville Hotel and Suite.

This was disclosed on Monday in Benin, during his maiden parley with journalists in the state.

Speaking on the two parallel primaries conducted by the two factions of the party monitored by INEC, Onuoha said he monitored the one the Commission was invited to.

“The Supreme Court has taken a decision on the monitoring of party primaries, that party primaries are primary duties of the parties.

“Our own responsibility is to supervise and in doing such supervision, the party will tell us the venue. It is not the state chapter of the party that will tell us the venue.

“The national body will write to INEC national chairman of the venue, and the date and the time of the primary, and that we have followed strictly.

“Any political party primaries that were not minuted to us by our headquarters, we will not monitor.

“We were notified by APC and we monitored the one we were invited to at the Lushville Hotel. I was there, that was where I went,” 

The Edo REC who frowned at all aspirants in the the 21 September gubernatorial election for engaging campaigns while the Commission was yet to lift ban on campaign, called on the aspirants to remove all their campaign billboards or face sanction.

He also berated media organizations who carry such campaigns, even as he threatened to report them to relevant regulatory agancies for sanction.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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