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Edo APC primary not approved’ — Giadom writes INEC

Udeh Emmanuel, Lagos

Victor Giadom, who recently declared himself as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party’s primary to select a candidate for the Edo governorship election has not been approved.

The All Progressives Congress primary election started on Monday morning with voting currently taking place across the wards in Edo state

According to a letter written by Giadom to the Independent National Electoral commission ( INEC) on Monday, he instigated the commission not to partake in the primary election as he didn’t authorize the process

The letter reads,”Reports reaching me is that some persons have perfected plans to conduct direct gubernatorial primaries for our great party in Edo State next week under the purported chairmanship of His Excellency Governor Hope Uzodinma on Monday, June 22, 2020,”

“Kindly note that as the Acting Chairman of our party, I did not authorize such a committee, neither have I inaugurated one. The earlier announced date for the primaries that is June 22, 2020, has been postponed.

“You are therefore advised not to give any support to any such committee or to monitor any such primaries. A new date for the primaries would be communicated to you soonest. We regret the inconvenience this might cause your commission.”

He added that a copy of the letter would be sent to the Law Enforcement Agencies and Edo APC chairman, Anselem Ojezua “for their information and necessary actions”.

Giadom who has declared himself as the APC chairman after the suspension of Adam Oshiomole by the court of appeal

However, the party already maintained their stand that the former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi as the acting chairman, while Hilliard ETA, vice chairman of the party was appointed to stand in for Ajimobi who is said to be “unavoidably absent “.

Although, a high court of the federal Capital territory (FCT) supported Giamdom as the acting Chairman of the party,another high court in Rivers state confined him of such post

CMM confirmed from THE CABLE ,a privy source said, earlier on Monday, Worgu Boms was sworn in as the national deputy secretary and will take Giadom’s place in the national working committee (NWC) of the APC.

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