The acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Victor Giadom has written the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), stating that the primaries of the party holding in Edo state is illegal.
He disclosed that he has not authorised the conduct of any Governorship primary in the state.
In a letter dated June 18 but received by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, he urged the commission not to be involved in the primary election, as he did not authorise the process.
He also copied the inspector-general of police (IGP), department of state service (DSS) and the Edo APC.
“Reports reaching me is that some persons have perfected plans to conduct direct gubernatorial primaries for our great party in Edo State next week under the purported chairmanship of His Excellency Governor Hope Uzodinma on Monday, June 22, 2020,” it read.
“Kindly note that as the Acting Chairman of our party, I did not authorize such a committee, neither have I inaugurated one. The earlier announced date for the primaries that is June 22, 2020, has been postponed.
“You are therefore advised not to give any support to any such committee or to monitor any such primaries. A new date for the primaries would be communicated to you soonest. We regret the inconvenience this might cause your commission.”
He added that a copy of the letter would be sent to the relevant law enforcement agencies and Anselm Ojezua, Edo APC chairman, “for their information and necessary actions”.