APC Faction, Others Reject Hope Uzodinma-Led Committee For Edo Election

Nigeria's ruling party, APC, in anticipation of the Edo gubernatorial election unveiled its State Primary Election Committe which is being headed by Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
A factional of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo says it has rejected the Gov. Hope Uzodinma-led committee on the conduct of the party’s primary in the state.

Tne factional Chairman, Anslem Ojezua, made known the rejection in a statement he issued on Friday in Benin.

The APC’s National Working Committee (NWC) had earlier constituted the election committee led by the Imo Governor to conduct a direct primary in Edo.

“Our attention has been drawn to reports that a primary election committee has been inaugurated by the Hilliard Eta-led faction of the National Working Committee of our party to conduct party primaries in Edo.

“This purported inauguration is reported to have been done while the controversy is raging as to the proper officer to take over from Adams Oshiomhole.

“We have on good authority that Victor Giadom, the acting National Secretary, has been empowered by the FCT High Court in Abuja to act in that capacity.

“Besides, we have reservations with the entire process from the beginning because the national working committee has not first obtained the approval of the National Executive Committee of our party.

“In the light of the above, we have no option than to reject the Uzodinma-led committee,” Ojezua said.

Nigeria's minister for Diaspora, Abike Dabiri also had a bone to pick with the committee asking why no woman was involved. This notion was seconded by others.

APC Edo State has however replied Dabiri, explaining that they have incorporated women into their committee before.

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