According to Jaret Tenebe, the acting chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, the 960 delegates who were elected yesterday will confirm the nomination process that took place in the party’s direct primary on February 17 in order to choose their candidate for the governorship that would be held on September 20.
The APC will have a successful outing in the upcoming off-season election, Tenebe said during a news conference, adding that the party is operating in accordance with the 1999 constitution.
He explained that the party had conducted membership revalidation from February 10th to 11th in order to prepare for the primaries scheduled for February 17th and in accordance with the schedule announced by the party’s national headquarters. The party has sent personnel to 18 different local governments around the state to help run the ward delegates congress, continuing its goal of ensuring activities that improve internal democracy. The delegates who would confirm the outcomes of the open primaries. “If you remember back to February 8 and 9, a committee appointed by our party’s national working committee screened the 12 candidates who had paid for nomination and expression of interest forms.
In their celebration, the APC Edo State congratulates the 12 aspirants who made it through the screening process. However, they also want to make it clear that they are not endorsing or favoring any candidate heading into the primaries on February 17, which goes against the party’s democratic principles.
The Party has promised all twelve candidates that they will be treated fairly in order to have peaceful primaries and a successful general election.
In addition, he informed party members and the public that the APC is prepared to reclaim state governance on November 12, 2024, in accordance with the Electoral Act of 2022, the 1999 Constitution as amended, and the party constitution.