Just In: Edo Primary Election Inconclusive- APC NWC

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared last Saturday’s Edo State governorship primary election inconclusive.

This was disclosed in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Felix Morka, after an emergency meeting of the NWC late Tuesday night that the party’s national leadership has now fixed Thursday, February 22, 2024, for the completion of the exercise.

“At its emergency meeting held today, Tuesday, February 20, 2024, to consider the report on the Edo State Governorship Primary Election, the National Working Committee (NWC) deliberated on the report and resolved that the Edo State Governorship Primary Election has not been completed, and has now fixed Thursday February 22, 2024 for the completion of the Primary Election Process,” 

Recall that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State and chairman of the APC Gubernatorial Primary Election had declared Hon. Idahosa as the winner of the exercise, while the State’s returning officer for the exercise, Stanley Ugboajah, declared Okpebholo as the APC flag bearer while local government returning officers led by Ojo Babatunde announced Dekeri as winner of the primary election.

Last Saturday’s exercise produced three factional governorship ‘candidates’ following violence and controversy that trailed the conduct of the exercise in Benin City last Saturday with Hon. Dennis Idahosa, Senator Monday Okpebolo and Anamero Dekeri’s camps lay claims to victory at the primary election.

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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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