June 20, 2024

Edo 2024 APC Primary: Youths Storm Secretariat, Demand Sack of State EXCO


The protesting APC youths

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By Reporter

As a fallout of the Saturday Edo State All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial primaries, the youths of the State chapter of the party, on Monday took over the state secretariat of the party in solidarity and support of the emergence of Hon Dennis Idahosa as the governorship candidate.

The Party’s youths led by Tony Kabaka Adun, the state youth leader said they are fully behind the election of Dennis Idahosa as the party governorship candidate for the September 21 gubernatorial elections.

Kabaka while addressing journalists soon after taking over the secretariat accused the state Exco of the party of working against the interest of the party in the state by supporting Sen. Monday Okpebholo who he alleged, induced them materially.

APC candidate, Dennis Idahosa

He demanded the immediate dissolution of the Edo State executive council of the party, saying that the behaviors of members of the state executive council during Saturday primaries shows that they are no longer worthy to lead the party in the state.
He said the youths of the party together with the Women will continue to occupy the party secretariat until the National Working Committee accedes to their demand to dissolve the state Exco.

According to the youth leader, members of the Edo state executive council of the party have outlived their usefulness and should be do away with with immediate effect.

While commending the national chairman of the party Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for recognizing Hon. Dennis Idahosa as the dully elected governorship candidate of the party in the just concluded governorship primary, Kabaka said the state youths of the party will do everything to ensure the victory of Idahosa in the September 21 gubernatorial elections.

He also commended the Chairman of the electoral committee of the Saturday primary election and the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodima for conducting a free and fair primary, just as he called on the aggrieved aspirants of the party to take their case to the appropriate authority for redress.

Adun said that they were protesting against the conduct of the officials at Saturday’s primary election of the party which threw up three winners.

He vowed that they would not leave the premises until the exco do the right thing. They also said that they would cook, eat and stay there for seven days.

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