Edo Governorship: APC Annulls Primary, Names Committees For Fresh Primary Election, Appeal

Following the removal of Comrade Adams Oshiomhale through the Appeal Court ruling, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from a meeting at the Party’s National Secretariat on Wednesday affirming Sen. Abiola Ajimobi as the Party’s Acting National Chairman and annulled the previous primary that disqualified Governor Obaseki.

It would be recalled that the Appeal Court’s ruling affirming the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman and in line with Section 14.2 (iii) of the Party’s Constitution.

In a statement signed by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu National Publicity Secretary All Progressives Congress (APC) explained that due to Sen. Ajimobi’s unavoidable absence, NWC unanimously appointed the Party’s National Vice Chairman (South South), Prince Hilliard Etta to act on Sen. Ajimobi’s behalf, an action backed by the Party’s constitution which empowers the NWC to appoint one of its members in acting capacity and stipulates that the acting National chairman must be from the zone of the National Chairman.

Also, committees for the Party’s Edo State Governorship Primary Election scheduled for Monday 22nd June, 2020 and Election Appeal scheduled for Wednesday 24th June, 2020 were also named by the party.

Primary Election Committee

  1. Governor of Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodinma – Chairman
  2. Sen. Ajibola Bashiru – Secretary
  3. Alh. Abdullahi Abass
  4. Hon. Ibrahim Sabo
  5. Hon. Ocho Obioma
  6. Hajia Amina Lantana Muhammed
  7. Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye

Primary Election Appeal

  1. Prof. Mustapha Bello – Chairman
  2. Dr. Kayode Ajulo – Secretary
  3. Hon. Umar Ahmed
  4. Nasiru Ibrahim Junju
  5. Hon. Rasaq Mahmud Bamu

The party also noted the recent ruling of a High Court which declared Hon. Igo Aguma as the Party’s acting chairman in Rivers State. In compliance with the court ruling, our party has recognised Aguma has Rivers State acting Chairman pending when new congresses will be held to elect party executive members at the ward, local government and state levels.

Sixteen members of the NWC attended the meeting held at the Party’s National Secretariat (13 members attended physically and three others joined the meeting online).

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