Edo 2016: APC Denies Altering Delegates List For Primaries

APCThe All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State has denied allegations that it planned to doctor list of delegates that would participate in the governorship primaries of the party.
It said it was almost impossible for anybody to doctor the delegate list even though the party constitution provided ways for altering any executive member.
The party was reacting to the allegations by some aspirants that the state APC chairman, Barr. Anselm Ojezua, planned to alter the party’s delegate list.
The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Godwin Erhahon, who denied the allegation at a press briefing on Friday, said a vote of confidence was passed on Ojezua after the party executive discovered that the alarm raised by the aspirants was false.
According to Erhahon, the executives were convinced by the explanation of the party chairman that no fresh attempt was made to alter the list.
He also stated that all state officials of the party were barred from participating in the political activities of any governorship aspirant so that no aspirant would blame the party executive for failures at the primaries.
According to him, “We have resolved as part of our preparation to setup machineries for holding primaries reconciliation for all the aspirants. We believed we have this division among us because of the aspirants, once a candidate emerges, he becomes candidate for all the party.
“There was no such attempt to alter the delegate list. The National Chairman that received the petition is yet to respond and the aspirants went on air without waiting for investigation. They were overreaching selves”.
Ojezua, who expressed disappointment at the action of some aspirants, said the party needs to present a united front against its opponent.
He also said old aspirants in the party should have known better to clarify issues with him than to demonise his name.