Edo APC Primary: Issue Okpebholo certificate of return, Foundation tells NWC

A non-profit organisation, the Uhnonma Foundation, has appealed to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to release the Certificate of Return to Senator Monday Okpebholo as the authentic winner of the governorship primary held by the party in Edo State last Saturday.

It should be recalled that the APC in Edo State, in preparation for the governorship election slated for September 21, 2024, conducted the primary election on Saturday, February 17, resulting in three winners.

The Chairman of the Edo State Governorship Primary Committee, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, announced Mr. Dennis Idahosa as the winner, while the State Returning Officer for the primary election, Dr. Stanley Ugboajah, declared Senator Monday Okpebholo as the winner.

Addressing journalists on behalf of the members of the Foundation, which she said comprises over 50 groups, the Director-General of the Foundation, Dr. Maryam Jibbrin, stated that there was no controversy about who won the primary, insisting that Okpebholo is the authentic winner.

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“We want to use this opportunity to appeal to the National Working Committee of our great party to release the Certificate of Return to the authentic winner, Senator Monday Okpebholo. This will give us full credence that he is indeed the one bearing the flag of the APC,” she added.

Jibbrin, while expressing gratitude to the National Working Committee of the APC led by Abdullahi Ganduje, also appealed to other aspirants to let go of the outcome of the primary and cooperate with Senator Okpebholo so that the party can emerge victorious in the September 21st governorship election.

She added, “We want to appeal to other aspirants to come together as one family so that they can work together and reclaim Edo State from the hardship that we find ourselves in under this present government. This way, Edo State can return to its home, which is originally APC.”

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