APC EDHA PRIMARIES: Edoror Emerge as Candidate for Esan Central

Ahead 2023 Edo state House of Assembly, EDHA, election, the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election was held across the country today, 26th May, where Rt. Hon. Engr. Chief Victor Sabor Tiger Edoror emerge as the APC candidate for Esan Central Constituency.

The Edo APC Vice Chairman, High Chief Francis Inegbeniki, who reaffirmed that there was an earlier decision by the leadership of Edo state APC, on the 14 EDHA Members-elect that were schemed out of inauguration by Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to be given automatic tickets to contest, added that the party will always reward the loyalty of members of the party and the 14 integrity members have aptly proved their loyalty to the party.

Speaking further, Chief Inegbeniki added that the Edo state All Progressives Congress is poised to reclaim Edo state. Saying, the rancour and violence free ongoing Edo APC primaries, compared to what obtained in the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is a clear indication that the All Progressives Congress is more organised and better focused to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Edo state.

Despite the resolve of the Edo APC leadership however, the due process of the primary election still held at the Okaijesan Hall in Irrua, where the returning officer from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Hon. Edughele Gbelokoto conducted the election and forty delegates were present while ten were absent. After the voting, Rt. Hon. Edoror got forty votes while his opponent, Prince Kingsley Shaka Momodu, who in spite of the decision of the party, insisted on contesting by buying the nomination form, was absent at the venue, got no vote.

It will be recalled that in the 2019 Edo state House of Assembly election, where Rt. Hon. Victor Edoror emerged as the winner, the then APC Governor of Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, schemed Edoror and 16 others our of a nocturnal inauguration.

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