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JUST IN: APC reschedules Edo governorship primary election

The All Progressives Congress (APC), National Working Committee has rescheduled Edo State Governorship primary election.

This was announced in a statement issued late Tuesday night, by the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Felix Morka.

The statement disclosed that the party has fixed Thursday 22 February as the new date of the completion of the primary election.

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It said the National Working Committee of the party took the decision, at its emergency meeting held on Tuesday.

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”The 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,” the statement said.

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The poll, which was conducted on February 17 had produced three winners.

The Chairman of Electoral Committee of the primary, Governor Hope Uzodimma, had announced Dennis Idahosa as winner, while returning officer, Stanley Ugboaja, declared Monday Okpebholo as winner.

Elsewhere, Ojo Babatunde, who claimed to be representing the returning officers in all the local governments declared Anamero Dekeri as the winner of the election.

Following the confusion that ensued, both Dekeri and Okpebholo had written the appeal committee of the party to demand their certificates of return.

Another aspirant, Prof Oserheimen Osunbor, insisted on Tuesday that no election held in the state contrary to the results that were announced.

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