Angry youths, women take over Edo APC Secretariat

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By Paul Dada

Some  youths and women have stormed the Edo State Secretariat of  the All Progressives Congress secretariat in Benin, to demand the sack of the state executives led by acting Chairman, Jarret Tenebe.

The youths and women were displeased over the  the manner in which the last  Saturday’s governorship primary election of the party was conducted.  The poll had produced three winners.

The Chairman of Electoral Committee of the primary, Governor Hope Uzodimma, had declared  Dennis Idahosa as  the winner. But the  Returning Officer, Stanley Ugboaja, declared Monday Okpebholo as winner.

Ina another development,  Ojo Babatunde, who said he was a representative of  the returning officers in all the local government areas said Anamero Dekeri was the winner of the election.

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On Monday, the party’s youth leader in the state, Tony Adun who led the protest,  said the state exco must be dissolved.  He said the youths would occupy the place for seven days.

He said: “We are here in solidarity with Dennis Idahosa who the party has nominated. We call on party members to back Idahosa’s candidacy in the governorship election in September.

“As you can see, we are here in large numbers, youths and women, to show our displeasure over the way the exco handled the election.”


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