The national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has urged Governor Godwin Obaseki and other aspirants who were disqualified from the Edo governorship primary to appeal the decision if they feel the need to do so.
Oshiomhole made the statement on Friday, June 12, shortly after the APC screening committee announced that the incumbent governor of Edo state, Obaseki, and two other aspirants had been disqualified from contesting in the Edo governorship primary, Legit.ng reports. Edo election: Oshiomhole says Obaseki can appeal the disqualification.
The national chairman of the APC urged disqualified aspirants, who believe they have a case, to appeal. Oshiomhole said the appeal committee of the party is ready to hear appeals from the disqualified candidates.
He commended the screening committee for carrying out their duties. Meanwhile, in another report, the APC has been tipped to win the 2020 governorship election in Edo state despite a festering internal crisis bedeviling the party, a poll has shown.
Edo APC chapter has been embroiled in the eyes of a storm following a power feud between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his former godfather Adams Oshiomhole over the control of the political structure of the state.
The crisis degenerated into a big mess with two warring parties interlocking in public spat towards the build-up to the state gubernatorial election scheduled for September Some political experts and critics have predicted that the crisis will result in defeat for the party in the coming election.
But a poll by Legit.ng has shown that APC may cruise to victory in the state despite the internal unrest that has seen the party enmeshed in unresolved differences.
In another report, a group of professionals known as Edo Good Governance Group (E3G) has thrown their weight behind Governor Obaseki in his ongoing effort to return for a second term.
After a meeting on Wednesday, June 3, the group called on all Edo people to rally round to ensure that Oshiomhole, “does not impose his cronies on the state through an ambush.