The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected Governor Hope Uzodinma-led committee which was constituted to conduct the party’s direct primary ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold in the state.
Edo APC Chairman Anslem Ojezua who made the announcement on Friday June 19, said the committee was inaugurated while a controversy is raging as to the proper officer to take over from Adams Oshiomhole who was suspended as chairman of the party.
He added that they have a reservation with the entire process as the national working committee did not obtain the approval of the National Executive Committee of the party.
“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.”