As we countdown to the September 19 Edo State Governorship election, Naija News brings you the latest update before the D-Day.
Many political parties will be participating in the election but all attention would be on the candidates of the two major parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Edo Governorship election would serve as a litmus test for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the controversies that trailed the 2019 general election.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the Edo Governorship election…
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has ratified the governorship primary in Edo State which produced Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as its governorship candidate.
Recall that Buhari had earlier called for the dissolution of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari’s recommendation was thereafter approved by the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) and a caretaker NWC recommended to take over in the interim.
Following the NEC approval, Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has been appointed as the Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee of the party.
Edo High Court has ruled that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, did no wrong in granting its Edo Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a waiver to contest its primary.
Naija News reports that Justice Emmanuel Ahamioje of Edo High Court 6 in Benin City, the Edo State capital, who delivered the judgment, dismissed the suit for lacking merit and he described the matter as an internal affair of APC
The presiding judge of Edo High Court 6 affirmed Ize-Iyamu as a duly registered member of APC in his ward, saying he was qualified for the waiver.
Naija News reports that Obaseki emerged the PDP governorship candidate for Edo 2020 after his only rival in the PDP primary election, Ken Imasuagbon, stepped down for the Edo Governor to return unopposed.
It was learned that Imasuagbon, who had previously vowed not to step down for Obaseki prior to the primary election, stepped down few minutes to the commencement of the party Governorship Primaries for the governorship election slated for September.
Source: Naija News