Edo 2020: APC inaugurates primary election, appeal committees

  All Progressives Congress (APC), has inaugurated primary election and appeal committees for three aspirants cleared to participate in the June 22, Edo primaries.

party had cleared Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu,  Hon. Osaro Obaze and  Dr Pius Odubu, to contest primaries.

APC National Working Committee, headed by Deputy National , South, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, performed the ceremony on Thursday at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a seven-member election committee  is headed by Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo while the appeal committee, is chaired by Dr Yusuf Naaji.

Ajimobi, represented by the party’s National Vice ,  South/South, Mr Hilliard Eta, said that the committees’ job to carry out the process of selecting the party’s flag bearer, would contest in the Sept. 19, Edo polls.

“Their job is very simple, to carry out the process of selecting the flag bearer of the party in Edo State.

“We know that after that , there may be concerns and disagreements. That is why we have constituted members of the APC Primary Election Appeal Committee.

“I inaugurate these two Commitees with the powers that have been conferred on me by the very generous members of the National Working Committee (NWC), chose Sen. Ajimobi, on whose behalf, I perform this function,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the committee, Uzodimma expressed the committee’s readiness to do justice to the assignment given to them.

“It is my honour, on behalf of my Committee, to accept this very rare confidence reposed in us by our great party to go and conduct this process that will produce our gubernatorial candidate for the Edo governorship election.

“I want to thank almighty God even when I know that this is coming at a time that our party is greatly challenged by some handiworks of our enemies and those think the party has grown into national envy.

“I want to the leadership of the party and indeed the entire membership in the country that we will go and do justice to this assignment and we will not disappoint all reasonable expectations,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the primary election committee members  include: Gov. Uzodinma – , with Sen. Ajibola Bashiru as Secretary.

Others are Alhaji Abdullahi Abass; Ibrahim Sabo;  Ocho Obioma; Hajia Amina Lantana Muhammed and Gbenga Elegbeleye,

The Primary election appeal members include: Prof. Bello – Chairman, Dr Kayode Ajulo – Secretary; Umar Ahmed; Nasiru Junju and Rasaq Bamu. (NAN) APC news