2873 delegates to pick Edo APC governorship candidate



Masari, Bamidele head primaries, appeal panel

With the disclosure yesterday that 2873 delegates will elect the Edo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) comes a at the primaries scheduled for the in Benin City, all is now set for the exercise.

Also, the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South), Segun Oni, has inaugurated a seven-member election committee chaired by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari. Other members are Hon. Andrew Uchendu (Secretary), Hon. Yusuf Maianguwa, Dr. Tunde Esan, Alh. Shuaibu Musa, Alh. Ibrahim Soja and Mr. Amara Iwuanyanwu. and three-member Election Appeal Committee for the 2016 Edo State governorship election primaries.

A three-member election appeal committee is chaired by Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the House of Representatives. Other members are: Alhaji Mustapha Salisu and Mrs. Ekwy Onyido.

The APC’s National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, stated that going by its 2014 guidelines for the nomination of candidates for public office, delegates for the 2016 Edo Governorship Election Primaries Committee are constituted into an Electoral College comprising of the following: 12 Principal Officers of the Ward Executive Committee; all members of the Local Government Executive Committee from all the Local Government Areas in the State; all members of the State Executive Committee; all members of the National Executive Committee from the State; all members of the Board of Trustees and National Caucus from the State; all elected persons from the State.

Twelve aspirants (11 male and 1 female) collected the APC Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for the September 10, 2016 governorship election.

They are: Mr. Blessing Abdulwarith Agbomhere; Major Gen. Charles Ehigie Airhiavbere; Prof. Fredrick Ebegue Amadasun; Hon. Emmanuel Arigbe-Osula; Architect Austin Ilenre Emuan; Comrade Peter Ekhermhalomhen Esele; Barrister Kenneth Imansuangbon; Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki; Rt. Hon. Pius Egberanmwen Odubu; Mrs. Agbarha Justina Ebeyehi Ojehor; Engineer Christopher Osa Ogiemwonyi and Professor Oserheimen Aigberadion Osunbor.
All candidates were successfully screened by the Hon. Chibudum Nwuche-led seven-member Committee.

And ahead of this weekend’s primaries, 930 delegates have adopted Godwin Obaseki for the race.

The endorsers, who are members of Edo in Safe Hands and led by the state Commissioner of Works, Osarodion Ogie, made their stance known yesterday at a rally in Benin City graced by delegates from the 18 councils areas of the state.

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