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Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Clevite(m): 5:15am On May 23
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki says the All Progressives Congress’ National Working Committee has no power to decide how the party governorship primary in state will be conducted.

The primary has been scheduled to hold next month, with the governorship poll fixed for September.

The APC NWC headed by Adams Oshiomhole has ordered direct primary.

Obaseki has been locked in a fierce battle with Oshiomhole over the control of the party in Edo.

The Governor, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, on Friday, said the NWC could not take any decisions on the primary without the National Executive Committee of the party.

Obaseki said, “That report was a scoop, there was no meeting of the NWC in which the decision was taken. If the Oshiomhole camp is having it at the back of their minds that it is what they want to do, they don’t have the power to do that.

“The power to direct what kind of primary to do rests on NEC and NEC at the last meeting decided that because of the dissenting voices, all modes of primary should be decided by the different state chapters as it was done in Kogi and Bayelsa. In Kogi, for example, they determined the kind of primary they wanted, and in Bayelsa, the same thing happened.

“So, in Edo, the same method will be adopted, according to the rules of NEC. We will now write the NWC to say this is the mode of primary that we want.”

Osagie said a statement from a senior member of the party and former governor of the state (Chief John Odigie-Oyegun) had already confirmed that the President had adopted Obaseki and Ondo State Govenor, Rotimi Akeredolu, as the preferred candidates for the governorship elections unless they decided not to run.

The issue of the conduct of the primary has become a major topic among political observers in the state even as the various political groups strategise towards presenting a formidable aspirant against Obaseki in the primary.

Our correspondent learnt that the direct primary would involve all registered card-carrying members of the party in each council.

However, it remains unclear how the Edo APC’s direct primary will be conducted as the party remains factionalised, with one side loyal to Obaseki and the other to Oshiomhole.

Meanwhile, a political analyst and former Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Julius Iyasele, said except something was done urgently to resolve the crisis, the state could be heading to anarchy.

He said, “I do not see how the primary will be conducted in such a way that a common candidate will be presented in the Edo governorship election as things are now. Both parties have remained adamant and stuck to their guns; the search for truce by sincere men in this matter has failed on many occasions. I am afraid we are heading for anarchy.”

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission says it will start meeting with Edo and Ondo election stakeholders from May 30. The Edo governorship poll has been scheduled for September 19 and the Ondo version for October 10.

INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, revealed these in a statement on Thursday night after the body’s meeting where the “Policy on conducting elections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic” was approved.

According to him, INEC is planning for nine bye-elections in seven states in addition to the Edo and Ondo polls.

He said the bye-elections would hold in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Imo North Senatorial District, Plateau South Senatorial District, Cross River North Senatorial District, and Nganzai State Constituency, Borno State.

Others are Bayo State Constituency, Borno State, Nasarawa Central State Constituency in Nasarawa State and Bakori State Constituency in Katsina State

Okoye said, “Citizens must be assured that they will be safe while participating as voters, candidates and officials.

Also, a faction of the Edo State chapter of the APC loyal to the National Chairman on Friday claimed it had uncovered plans by the state government to scuttle the party’s governorship primary.

In a letter by the factional Secretary of the party in the state, Lawrence Okah, and addressed to the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, the group, led by David Imuse, alleged that Obaseki had ordered the testing of “fictitious”300,000 persons for COVID-19 to announce fake positive results to use the development to scuttle the June 22 primary.

Okah said, “It has come to our notice that the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has concluded plans to scuttle the primary election of the All Progressives Congress scheduled to hold on June 22. The pretext is that if held, the primary election will escalate cases of COVID-19 in Edo.”

Source : https://punchng.com/apc-nwc-cant-decide-edo-primary-mode-obaseki-tells-oshiomhole/

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Renida: 5:17am On May 23
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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by ybalogs(m): 5:40am On May 23
Obaseki is really scared as It is. He has gone too far to back down now sha. Let's see who outmanoeuvre who.

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by ybalogs(m): 5:41am On May 23
Renida:
This issue again
Only ends after the elections. No end in sight as it stands.

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Mynd44: 5:47am On May 23
Obaseki need to remember what happened with Amosun/Akinlade and Ambode in 2018

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by signature2012(m): 5:49am On May 23
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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by signature2012(m): 5:49am On May 23
Mynd44:
Obaseki need to remember what happened with Amosun/Akinlade and Ambode in 2018

Obaseki isn't a coward like Ambode...This dude got balls.

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by TreasureTayo(m): 5:49am On May 23
NA UNA PROBLEM BE THAT!

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by lmm4real: 5:50am On May 23
Obaseki very strong Man. The guy wants to go down fighting undecided

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by zakim(m): 5:50am On May 23
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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Mynd44: 5:51am On May 23
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Why
These governors felt the state chapter of the party could do primary elections. They were both disappointed and lost out massively.

Same with Imo

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Jestin: 5:51am On May 23
The cry of a wounded dog.

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Hisxellency: 5:53am On May 23
Even if obaseki didn't emerge victorious after these whole thing.. At least he stood his grounds as a man!
A man with balls

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by lagosrd: 5:55am On May 23
ybalogs:
Obaseki is really scared as It is. He has gone too far to back down now sha. Let's see who outmanoeuvre who.

Scared of who?
You don't know jack

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Mynd44: 5:55am On May 23
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Obaseki isn't a coward like Ambode...This dude got balls.
This isn't about balls but legality. The NWC is also the body responsible for submitting names to INEC.

You need to ask Senator Amosun what happened to him and his candidate in Ogun state.

Governor Obaseki needs to prepare for the direct primaries because when the scripts flip, he will be on the strong side up

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by NOETHNICITY(m): 5:56am On May 23
I wonder why some incumbent are afraid of a system of primary that allows them to text their popularity among voters.

Obaseki has gotten everything all wrong, and in him see a drowning man

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by olagbola45(m): 5:57am On May 23
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Obaseki isn't a coward like Ambode...This dude got balls.

Yez he is not coward like ambode we shall see what happen last last

People like you keep pushing him to fire...

Inec only recognised the result submitted by the national level

You like it or not OBASEKI don go

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by odinga1of: 5:57am On May 23
Mynd44:

This isn't about balls but legality. The NWC is also the body responsible for submitting names to INEC.

You need to ask Senator Amosun what happened to him and his candidate in Ogun state.

Governor Obaseki needs to prepare for the direct primaries because when the scripts flip, he will be on the strong side up

Oga this is Edo State. Watch this space, how Obaseki will be re-elected.

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Moooorayblunt: 5:58am On May 23
It shows this man is not A coward...
Unlike that former governor of
Lagos state.

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by ojuu4u(m): 5:58am On May 23
Where are those wailing yesterday that shaibu too strong for oshiomole, that obaseki will come out victory in direct pry, that oba of Bini will instruct people who will cast vote, that Lagos is not Bini?


So many people are daft, can't read btw the lines, .......are blindfolded becos of interest for certain individuals .....and they are parochial in politics

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by maidstone: 5:58am On May 23
Mynd44:
Obaseki need to remember what happened with Amosun/Akinlade and Ambode in 2018
You are forever partial. You will never change

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by brownemmanuel43(m): 5:58am On May 23
Keep fighting man

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by dboo442: 5:58am On May 23
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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Tiheanacho(m): 5:59am On May 23
Obaseki should get ready! He is getting closer to the last fight and it's more deadly.

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by maidstone: 6:02am On May 23
Mynd44:

This isn't about balls but legality. The NWC is also the body responsible for submitting names to INEC.

You need to ask Senator Amosun what happened to him and his candidate in Ogun state.

Governor Obaseki needs to prepare for the direct primaries because when the scripts flip, he will be on the strong side up
I can guarantee you that Obaseki will win this battle. The presidency is behind him.

Your bias won't let you see well anyway.

Kontinuu

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:03am On May 23
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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by reliavendel: 6:04am On May 23
Edo state is not like Lagos state that is owned by one man.

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by GeoandSONSLTD: 6:04am On May 23
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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by Clevite(m): 6:04am On May 23
This is expected. No one should expect Obaseki to go easy. Even if he is going down eventually, he is not going down easy. Obaseki is going to fight it dirty.

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Re: Obaseki: APC's NWC Has No Power To Decide Mode Of Primary In Edo by igijah: 6:06am On May 23
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