The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has stated the reason it rejected the party’s governorship primary election committee led by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma.
It will be recalled that the party recently set up the committee to conduct its primary election slated for June 22 in the state but Anselem Ojezua, the state party chairman had stated that the state APC had to reject the Uzodinma-led committee.
And it stated that the committee of the Imo State governor, was established by a time the controversy of the right person to take over from the party’s suspended national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was still in the front burner.
Ojezua said: “He said, “Our attention has been drawn to reports that a primary election committee has been inaugurated by the Hilliard Eta-led faction of the National Working Committee of our party to conduct party primaries in Edo.
“This purported inauguration is reported to have been done while a controversy is raging as to the proper officer to take over from Adams Oshiomhole.
“We have on good authority that Victor Giadom, the acting National Secretary, has been empowered by the FCT High Court in Abuja to act in that capacity.
“Besides, we have reservations with the entire process from the beginning because the national working committee has not first obtained the approval of the National Executive Committee of our party.
“In the light of the above, we have no option than to reject the Uzodinma-led committee.”