Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Edo State.
Chairman of the APC Primary Election Committee and Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma disclosed this today in Benin City, the state capital.
Uzodinma said the election was a formality in accordance with the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the other aspirants had already stepped down before the polls.
Meanwhile, a self-acclaimed chairman of the party, Giadom had written a letter to INEC to disregard the primaries being carried out in Edo.
He made the appeal in a letter addressed to the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, and received by the electoral umpire on Monday.
In the letter dated June 18, 2020, Giadom asked INEC not to give support to direct primary election conducted by a committee chaired by the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
“Kindly note that as the acting chairman of our party, I did not authorise such a committee, neither have I inaugurated one,” he said.
The factional chairman added,
“You are, therefore, advised not to give any support to any such committee or to monitor any such primaries.”