- The leadership of APC says it would be transparent in the screening of its governorship aspirants in Edo state
- Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party's spokesperson, made this known on Tuesday, June 9
- Issa-Onilu dismissed alleged crisis within the party in the state
Ahead of the screening of its governorship aspirants, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the party would be transparent during the exercise.
New Telegraph reports that the party's national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, stated this on Tuesday, June 9, at the party secretariat in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that Onilu, who spoke with journalists on the need for the display of the credentials of aspirants, said the party had learnt from its Bayelsa state experience and would do everything to avoid a repeat of that.
He said the display of credentials was not intended to witch-hunt any aspirant, adding that the party had a bitter experience in Bayelsa.
He said: “You know that it had been said that experience is the best teacher, we’ve had an experience that are not so palatable. We have had experiences that are so shocking and we won’t be doing the right thing if we don’t learn from those experiences.”
“You will recall what happened in Bayelsa state, we thought we did the best we should, but it turned out that we did not do enough. So, the best thing we have to do now is to go beyond ourselves to the things that may not be known to us.
“Besides the fact that we have put it out here for anybody who has information to help the screening committee, we are also taking official steps to verify some of these documents to be sure that we do the right thing and we come out clean."
He said the constitution of the party had given the NWC powers to administer the party on behalf of NEC and other organs of the party.
The party had displayed the credentials of the governor, Godwin Obaseki and five other aspirants at the national secretariat.
The other aspirants include Dr. Pius Odubu, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, Hon. Osaro Obazee and Hon. Mathew Iduoriyekemwen.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Kenneth Imasuagbon said he was convinced of coasting to victory in September.
It was reported that he said God told hm he would be the next governor of the state.
Imasuagbon, who is eyeing the Edo government power-seat on the platform of the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made this disclosure on Monday, June 8, during a programme on Channels TV.
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