- APC has begun its primary in Edo ahead of the state guber poll
- The election is presently holding in 192 wards of 18 LGAs of the state
- Ize-Iyamu, who is likely to coast to victory in the election, is said to have already won the exercise at ward 7
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Amid internal crisis that has recently left it in shambles, All Progressive Congress (APC) has kickstarted its primary election in Edo state.
The election, which is holding as at the time of this report, will determine the aspirant to become the ruling party's flagbearer in the governorship election scheduled for September.
Legit.ng gathers that the election is holding in 192 wards of 18 local government areas in the state, with the ruling party using direct mode which allows all card-carrying members to determine who bears APC flag.
Party officials and delegates arrived early for the exercise at the APC secretariat in Ward 7, Oredo local government area in Benin city, the state capital.
Three aspirants including Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, are vying for the party ticket race after the ruling party axed out Godwin Obaseki over discrepancies in certificates alongside two others.
Ize-Iyamu, who is likely to coast to victory in the election, is said to have already won the exercise at Ward 7 in Oredo LGA.
Ize-Iyamu, according to Channels TV, polled 143 votes to defeat his co-aspirants in the primary, Pius Odubu and Osaro Obaze who scored 40 and 20 votes respectively.
The frontline aspirant has been favoured by the top hierarchies of Edo APC state including the state former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that as aspirants strive to outscore one another ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo state, Pastor Ize-Iyamu has maintained that the exit of Governor Godwin Obaseki from APC has handed him a victory boost.
Ize-Iyamu expressed his confidence ahead of the Edo state election scheduled for September amid specks of dust raised by the internal unrest deluging the ruling party in the south-south state.
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