- The APC has expressed confidence that it will win the coming Edo state governorship election
- The chairman of the APC Edo state primary election committee, Governor Hope Uzodinma made the statement
- Uzodinma assured the party members that the APC primary election committee would carry out its assignment justly
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Ahead of Edo state governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that it will emerge victorious in the poll.
The chairman of the APC Edo state primary election committee, Governor Hope Uzodinma made the statement on Tuesday, June 18, Daily Trust reported.
He assured the party members that the APC primary election committee would carry out its assignment justly.
Meanwhile, Godwin Obaseki, the embattled governor of Edo state, has finally defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obaseki officially defected to the PDP on Friday, June 19, at the party's secretariat in Benin city, the Edo state capital.
In the video shared by the PDP in its official Twitter page, Obaseki said he has become a member of the PDP in Edo state and in Nigeria generally, amid cheers and chanting of "4+4".
Still on Edo politics, in spite of the internal crisis the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been dealing with, the Edo state chapter of the ruling party has been given the go-ahead to conduct its governorship primary.
According to the Nation, APC was given the nod by the Court of Appeal, sitting in Benin on Thursday, June 18, to use the direct primary system on Monday, June 22.
The court in its ruling set aside the June 8 judgment of the Federal High Court which restrained the APC from conducting the Edo state gubernatorial primary election.
It was also reported that the federal court was ordered to continue hearing the suit by first determining the jurisdiction.
The ruling party has also commenced the replacement process for the post of deputy national secretary.
Legit.ng reports that the post was declared vacant on Wednesday, June 17, by the party's National Working Committee (NWC).
The Nation reports that the office was occupied by Victor Giadom who resigned from the office in 2018 to contest the River state deputy governorship during the last general elections.
The national vice chairman, south-south, Hillard Etagbo Eta, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, June 18.
Eta who has been standing in for Senator Ajimobi, the acting national chairman, said the NWC has directed the south-south geo-political zone to commence the process of the filling of the vacant post of the deputy national secretary as declared by the NWC.
He said: “In the wisdom of the NWC, they now asked us in the south-south to bring forth a name to fill that vacancy that had been created.
“As a member of the NWC and national vice chairman of the party and as one who coordinates the activities of the party in the south-south and who represents the national chairman, I have now communicated the Rivers state chapter to who this particular position has been micro-zoned, to now meet as a party to bring out the name and forward that name to the South-South zone for ratification and onward transmission to the NWC, that is what we are in the process of doing."
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