The result of the yet-to-be conducted Edo State All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship primary election, which is scheduled to hold on the 22nd of June, is resurfacing online.
Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole has been at the logged head on the mode of primaries to adopt.
While Obaseki is opposed to the direct mode of primaries citing the ravaging Coronavirus, as well as some planned manipulation of the primaries as his reasons, the national chairman of the party Adams Oshiomhole has said that the indirect mode does not reflect true democracy.
As the result, the preferred candidate of the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who the proscribed Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) picked as their consensus candidate a few weeks ago, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, polled 101,533 votes, to allegedly pick the APC ticket.
Former Chairman of Oredo Local Government Area, Osaro Obazee, came second with 81,173, while the incumbent governor, Obaseki scored 79,861.
The result, said to have been compiled by Comrade Oshiomhole, exposes the end result of his scheming for months.
These include the arbitrary notification of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the mode of primary even before a meeting was held to make a decision on the matter.
Oshiomhole, usurping the powers of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), purportedly moved the state secretariat of the APC in Edo State, to a new location, in violation of Article 8 of the APC constitution.