- As the gubernatorial election in Edo draws nearer, the APC has displayed the credentials of its governorship aspirants
- The ruling party displayed the information provided by the aspirants at the APC national secretariat in Abuja and Benin City
- APC explained that the decision to display the aspirant's information is for members of the party and public to verify the documents
Ahead of the APC governorship primary election to select the party's Edo state governorship candidate, the party has displayed the credentials of all the six aspirants.
The information of all aspirants will be displayed at the party's national secretariat in Abuja and Benin City, the Edo state capital from Monday, June 8 to Tuesday, June 9 for claims and objections from party members and the public.
Legit.ng gathered that the six gubernatorial aspirants who obtained, filled and submitted their nomination and expression of interest forms are Governor Godwin Obaseki, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Rt. Hon. Dr. Pius Odubu, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, Hon. Osaro Obazee and Hon. Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen.
The screening of aspirants by the party has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11, with the primary election fixed for Monday, June 22.
APC in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the party is making submitted information and documents of the aspirants available for verification of claims.
Issa-Onilu also added that displaying the credentials of aspirants is to support the screening panel with information or any objection to the claims contained in the documents.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo, Governor Obaseki has insisted that the indirect primary mode is what the state will adopt.
Governor Obaseki, through his special adviser on media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said that going by the safety rules outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, only indirect primary is appropriate for the state at this time.
Osagie added that the governor's position is backed by the rule of the PTF which pointed out that governors "should manage the pandemic through measures unique to their states."
In other news, the crisis bedeviling the Edo chapter of APC has put the presidency in dilemma following a clear indication that Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Obaseki are not ready to bury the hatchet.
The primary election of the party is slated for June and the Oshiomhole-led national working committee had opted for direct primary for the election in the state.
The direct primary will allow all the card-carrying members of the party to decide the candidate who will bear the flag of the party during the guber election scheduled for September.
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