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Edo Guber: APC makes U-turn, declares primary election inconclusive



The National Working Committee, NWC, of the ruling All
Progressives Congress, APC, has declared the Saturday governorship primary
election in Edo State inconclusive.


The decision followed the controversy that trailed the poll
which produced about three different candidates for the September 21
gubernatorial election.


While Governor Hope Uzodinma, Chairman of the Electoral
Committee of the primary election announced Dennis Idahosa as winner of the
election, returning officer, Stanley Ugboaja, declared Monday Okpebholo as



Similarly, Ojo Babatunde, who claimed to be a spokesperson
for returning officers for all the local governments, declared Anamero Dekeri
as the winner of the election.


Following the confusion that shrouded the polls, the party’s
leadership met on Tuesday at the APC national secretariat in Abuja.



Addressing journalists after the meeting, the National
Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka said that the election was inconclusive,
stressing that the process would continue on Thursday.


He said, “I am here to give you the outcome of the emergency
meeting of the National Working Committee of our party held today regarding the
Edo State governorship primary election.



“At its emergency meeting held today, Tuesday, February 20,
2024 to consider the report on the Edo governorship primary election, the
National Working Committee of our party deliberated and resolved that the
governorship primary election has not been completed and has now fixed
Thursday, February 22, for the completion of the APC Edo State primary election

Source link: Nigerianeye

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