The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has chosen the direct primary method for the Edo State governorship primaries scheduled to hold on June 22, 2020.
A former Governorship Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, was also granted a waiver allowing him to contest in the Governorship Primaries.
These decisions were taken at the end of the APC NWC meeting, held at the party’s National Secretariat, in Abuja, on Thursday.
Bittertruth Media reports that Pastor Ize-Iyamu, is believed to be the preferred candidate of the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole in his bid to unseat incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
The direct primary involves all registered card carrying members of the party in each local government of the state casting the votes for Governorship Aspirants of their choice.
Those at the NWC meeting which was chaired by Oshiomhole, included the Deputy National Chairman (South), Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the National Secretary, Waziri Bulama, National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibidiro, National Legal Adviser, Babatunde Ogala, the National Vice-Chairman (North-West), Inuwa Abdulkadir and his counterpart from the South-South, Hilliard Eta.