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APC crisis: Fresh primary likely in Edo as Ganduje convenes emergency meeting



An emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is underway in Abuja.

The party’s national chairman, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, is presiding over the closed-door meeting which is taking place at the APC national secretariat in Abuja.

The agenda of the meeting has not been made public, but sources told our correspondent that it is not unconnected with the parallel primaries held last Saturday.

Three different candidates had emerged from the primaries which was meant to produce the party’s flagbearer for the September 21 election in the state.


A source at the secretariat said there is a strong possibility of the party conducting a fresh primary.

The development comes 24 hours after Hon. Anamero Dekeri stormed the party’s national secretariat and demanded certificate of return from Ganduje.

Dekeri had claimed he polled the highest number of votes in Saturday’s exercise.

While a member of the House of Representatives, Dennis Idahosa, was announced winner by the chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee, Governor Hope Uzodimma, at Protea Hotel, Benin; Senator Monday Okpebholo was declared winner at the primaries which held at the residence of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, while the spokesman of the local government returning officers, Ojo Babatunde, later declared the member representing Etsako Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Anamero Sunday Dekeri, winner of the contest held in another location of the city.



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