The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday met with the aggrieved aspirants in the All Progressives Congress who contested in the party’s primary election in 2019.
The Governor while speaking with the aggrieved aspirants stated that the meeting was set up in line with the recommendation of the Theophilus Okoh Committee set up to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party.
The Edo State governor alongside party leaders in the state appreciated that aggrieved aspirants for not defecting from the party.
“After reading the Okoh Committee report and watching videos, I really appreciate you all and say we are truly sorry for what you may have gone through during the 2019 primarily election.”
“Out of the primaries arose almost 20 court cases of those that claimed they were deprived of the opportunities to contest.
“To build trust, confidence and demonstrate that we truly want to reconcile the aggrieved members of our party, within a week of receiving the Okoh Committee report, we have to call a meeting to talk to our aggrieved members”
Governor Obaseki charged the party members to join hands with his administration to build the party.
“We are proud of our achievements as a government and people are appreciating our administration for moving the state forward”.
Evbu Igbinedion, one of the aggrieved aspirants urged the governor and members of the party to ensure that female aspirant are supported to win elections.
Mr Anavberokhai Isah, while speaking pleaded with the leaders of the party to adopt a zoning system to prevent future reoccurrence in the State.
Charles Idahosa, a leader in the party, charged the aggrieved aspirants to forget the past and join hands with the governor in developing the State.
Idahosa noted that as the state approached the 2020 governorship election in Edo State, the party members needed to support the governor.