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APC declares Edo Guber primary inconclusive

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

The ruling party said a new primary will be held on Thursday to determine its flagbearer for the September 2024 governorship election in the state.

The decision came after all the drama surrounding the poll for the September 21 gubernatorial election.


Recall that 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 winner.

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 process.”

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