APC drops Uzodinma, appoints Otu as chair of fresh Edo guber primary

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Bassey Otu, governor of Cross River state, as the chairman of its governorship primary election committee in Edo state.

The party declared the initial primary election inconclusive after some governorship aspirants were declared winners of the exercise.

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo and chairman of the panel when the primary was held on Saturday, had declared Dennis Idahosa, a member of the house of representatives, winner of the exercise.

However, Ojo Babatunde, spokesperson of the returning officers, said Sunday Dekeri, a lawmaker representing Etsako federal constituency in the house of representatives, polled 25,384 votes to defeat Idahosa.


In another twist of events, Monday Okpebholo, senator representing Edo central and a governorship aspirant, claimed that he won the election with over 6,000 votes.

In a notice on Wednesday, Suleiman Argungu, APC national organising secretary, said Rabiu Suleiman would serve as the secretary of the primary election committee.

Shettima Shehu, Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, Nentanwe Yilwatde Goshwe, Umar Hassan, and Lawan Garba will serve as members of the committee.


Argungu named C. C Udenwa as chair of the appeals committee.

Muhammad Sarina, Udogu Anthony Chijoke, Muhammad Ali, and Yunusa Mohammed will serve as members of the appeals committee.


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