Edo 2024: Dilemma in APC Primaries As Party Stakeholders Demand Ganduje’s Support for Dekeri

Edo 2024: Dilemma in APC Primaries As Party Stakeholders Demand Ganduje’s Support for Dekeri

  • There is an ongoing dilemma in the Edo chapter of the All Progressives Congress, and it has required the attention of Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, the national party chairman
  • Ganduje has been urged to address the issue of multiple declarations of different winners of the party gubernatorial primaries
  • The APC Stakeholders Forum has demanded that Ganduje recognise the victory of Hon Sunday Dekeri in the party's primary election

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

After the turmoil surrounding the results of the Edo State governorship primary election within the APC, the APC Stakeholders Forum has called on the party's National Chairman, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to ignore the announcement made by Governor Hope Uzodimma.

The forum is advocating for Ganduje to instead throw his weight behind Hon. Anamero Dekeri as the rightful candidate of the party.

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APC conducted its primary election on Saturday, Feb. 17. Photo Credit: Hon. Anamero Sunday Dekeri
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Imo state governor Uzodimma, previously in charge of the primary committee, declared Hon. Dennis Idahosa the primary election winner. However, another official, Ojo Babatunde, announced Hon. Anamero Dekeri as the APC candidate.

A press conference held by the APC Stakeholders Forum, led by Hon. Emmanuel Godwin, expressed support for Hon. Dekeri.

They highlighted Dekeri's statewide popularity, competence, and capacity, emphasising the need for these qualities to secure victory in the Edo State gubernatorial election.

APC forum rejects Idahosa

The Forum dismissed Idahosa's purported announcement, asserting it as invalid.

They emphasised Governor Uzodimmauthority to assume the duties of local government returning officers in the Edo state primaries.

The said:

"As critical stakeholders of the party, we stand with Hon Dekeri. We stand by him and we want to assure the good people of Edo state that succour is on the way.

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"We also condemned in a very strong term the attempt by His Excellency Hope Uzodima to subvert the will of the Edo people by declaring fictitious results from the 18 local government areas in the absence of the collation officers who were officially sent to the various local governments."

The group called on the national chairman of APC, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and the president of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to reject Governor Hope Uzodimma's controversial endorsement of Mr Denis Idahosa, who did not win the primaries.

They argue that Idahosa does not possess the qualities needed to secure victory for the APC in the upcoming Edo state gubernatorial election in September 2024.

Edo 2024: Returning officer declares Dekeri APC candidate

Legit.ng earlier reported that the gubernatorial primary election of the APC has taken a new turn and is controversial.

Three winners have already emerged in the election, further casting confusion on the election process.

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Senator Monday Okpebholo, Hon. Dennis Idahosa, and most recently, Anamero Sunday Dekeri have all been declared the winners.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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