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Edo: Another gov’ship aspirant demands certificate of return

One of the three candidates who emerged at last Saturday’s governorship parallel primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Senator Monday Okpebholo,…

One of the three candidates who emerged at last Saturday’s governorship parallel primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Senator Monday Okpebholo, has filed an appeal to the party’s appeals committee asking it to issue him a certificate of return.

The senator, representing Edo Central in the National Assembly, in the letter addressed to the appeal panel said he won the primary poll, stressing that the results announced by Governor Hope Uzodimma, who was chairman of the APC primary election committee, were not a true reflection of what happened, as confirmed by the returning officer.

Recall that Okpebholo was declared winner of the primary by the Returning Officer for the election, Dr Stanley Ugboaja, at the residence of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

But a member of the House of Representatives, Dennis Idahosa, was declared the winner by Governor Uzodinma at Protea Hotel, while the spokesman of the local government returning officers, Ojo Babatunde, declared the member representing Etsako Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Anamero Dekeri, winner of the poll.

He said contrary to claims by Governor Uzodimma who said that Dennis Idahosa won the contest by 40,000 votes, only 24,000 members of the party were accredited to vote during the exercise.

 

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