Edo guber screening: APC debunks report of protest at National Secretariat



By Lesley Muosowo Otu

All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied allegations credited to Deputy Governor of Edo, Mr. Philip Shaibu party’s , Comrade Adams Oshiomhole instigated and sponsored protests against Governor Godwin , who was one of six aspirants being screened.

In a statement signed party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu on , party said there was no protest at APC National Secretariat.

“With several visitors, including journalists covering activities of the Party’s National Secretariat having no knowledge of the so called sponsored protest, we find it strange the Edo State Deputy Governor has reported a purported protest at the APC National Secretariat when he was in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

“While we are not oblivious of the ongoing political contestations, politicians should be careful not to overheat the polity with unsubstantiated claims.

“The Party’s leadership has selected an independent, thorough, experienced and diverse team to the ongoing Governorship screening exercise, we call on all stakeholders to give them the needed support and cooperation”. 
Issa-Onilu added there is also need for continuous and rigorous fact-checking media.

“The screening exercise to verify credentials of the six Governorship aspirants is ongoing at the APC National Secretariat and is being conducted smoothly and hitch-free,” the statement read.