Breaking: Giadom writes INEC, declares Edo APC guber primary invalid

The Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Victor Giadom has written the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declaring the Governorship primary in Edo state invalid.

Giadom told the commission that he had not authorised the conduct of any gubernatorial primary election.

In the letter dated June 18, 2020, Giadom asked INEC not to give support to direct primary election conducted by a committee chaired by the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.

“Kindly note that as the acting chairman of our party, I did not authorise such a committee, neither have I inaugurated one,” he said.

The factional chairman added, “You are, therefore, advised not to give any support to any such committee or to monitor any such primaries.”

Although Giadom acknowledged that the party had fixed June 22 to conduct the exercise, he insisted that the primary had been postponed and a new date would be communicated to INEC soon.

He noted that a copy of the letter has been sent to the relevant law enforcement agencies and the APC chairman of the party in the state loyal to his faction, Anslem Ojezua.