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Edo APC Promises Due Process In Guber Primaries

Posted: Jan 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Francis Onoiribholo

Bureau Chief

Benin

Edo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Anselm Ojezua on Wednesday said in Benin City, the Edo state capital that as a party promoting change in all ramifications, it cannot afford to compromise due process.

He said the party was awaiting the National secretariat which will issue guidelines that will help it conduct a free, fair and credible primary election to produce a candidate that will succeed Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in November.

According to him, “Our party, the APC professes change and it is change in all ramifications. I believe everybody now know that change has taken a new turn in Nigeria. All those things that tend to pollute the political environment we should avoid them by ensuring that due process is not compromised”.

Ojezua was speaking when General Charles Airhiavbere rtd, the frontline APC gubernatorial aspirant met the State Exco of the party as part of further consultations on his desire to succeed Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

He said, “I believe it is after the National working Committee fashion out the guidelines that we will be able to pick the party candidate of choice to take over from Comrade Governor Oshiomhole in November”.

General Airhiavbere, as a traditional man earlier presented a bowl of kolanuts to the party Exco with the State secretary Chief Osaro praying in Edo language for God to grant the prayer request of the aspirant.

Thereafter Airhiavbere  said he was in the state Secretariat of the party to present himself as a credible successor to the Comrade Governor, whose track record of success in the last seven years is worthy of commendation.

He said Edo as a state should be happy that the state is an APC state since the government at the centre-Abuja- is also APC adding that he believes governor Oshiomhole has done well by his score and erected a structure for the APC to continuously win elections in the state”.

“And how do we do this is Edo state. The first thing is that Edo state is an APC government. That I was a PDP governorship candidate is part of history. I know this and I am familiar with the situation of Edo state having taught at the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies”.

He said “I know the strengths and weaknesses of the state; the opportunities and challenges of Edo state and that is why I give kudos to the Comrade Governor who has sufficiently piloted the affairs of the state to success”. End