Abuja - The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reaffirmed that Godwin Obaseki remained the party’s candidate for the September 10, 2016, governorship election in Edo State.
This followed the NWC’s adoption of the report of the party’s Appeals Committee on the governorship primary election conducted in Benin on June 18, 2016.
Mai Buni, APC National Secretary, disclosed this in a press statement in Abuja on Monday.
The three-member Appeals Committee submitted its report to John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the party, on June 29, 2016, in Abuja.
“The Appeals Committee in its report submitted that the Edo State 2016 APC governorship primary was valid.
“While not dismissing the seriousness of the allegations and claims of the petitioners, the issues raised were not compelling as to warrant the cancellation of the primary.
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“The Appeals Committee calls on all APC stakeholders in Edo State to put the party’s interest over and above personal interests in ensuring a speedy and amicable reconciliation,” the statement said.
The party also advised that a high-powered committee should be constituted to mediate between Governor Adams Oshiomhole and all the aspirants who participated in the primary.
The Election Appeal Committee was chaired by Opeyemi Bamidele, with Mustapha Salisu and Ekwy Onyido as members.
- News 24