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Edo Primary: APC Rejects Uzodinma’s Declaration Of Idahosa As Winner, Announces Date To Complete Exercise

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has annulled the declaration of Dennis Idahosa as the party flag bearer in the forthcoming Edo State governorship election

The NWC during its emergency meeting held late Tuesday, at the party’s National Secretariat, announced that the primary election process remains incomplete and has scheduled Thursday, February 22, 2024, for the completion of the exercise.

In a one paragraph statement, signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, the NWC delibrated over the report and decleared the election inclonclusive.

the statement read, “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 the chairman of the APC primary election committee and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, had announced Idahosa’s victory with 40,483 votes, defeating nine other contestants.

However, conflicting reports emerged as the returning officer of the electoral committee, Stanley Ugboaja, declared Monday Okpebholo as the winner of the party’s ticket.

Another claim was made by Ojo Babatunde, who said
he was representing the returning officers in all the local governments and declared Anamero Dekeri as the winner.

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