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Gov.Obaseki Rejects Direct Primaries, Says ‘NWC Lacks Such Powers’


Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has rejected the direct mode of  governorship primary election chosen by the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Gov.Obaseki in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, on Friday, said the APC NEC has no power to decide how the party governorship primary in the state will be conducted.

He said the NWC could not take any decisions on the primary without the National Executive Committee of the party.

Obaseki said, “That report was a scoop, there was no meeting of the NWC in which the decision was taken. If the Oshiomhole camp is having it at the back of their minds that it is what they want to do, they don’t have the power to do that.

“The power to direct what kind of primary to do rests on NEC and NEC at the last meeting decided that because of the dissenting voices, all modes of primary should be decided by the different state chapters as it was done in Kogi and Bayelsa. In Kogi, for example, they determined the kind of primary they wanted, and in Bayelsa, the same thing happened.

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“So, in Edo, the same method will be adopted, according to the rules of NEC. We will now write the NWC to say this is the mode of primary that we want.”

Bittertruth Media recalls that Gov.Obaseki has been locked in a fierce battle with Oshiomhole over the control of the party in Edo.


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