In what appears to be a major blooper, result of the yet-to-be-organised Edo All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election has surfaced online.
The primary election, scheduled to hold on June 22, would determine the candidate of the APC in the gubernatorial election billed to hold in September 2020.
In 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 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 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.