Ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has stressed the need for party stakeholders to close ranks and support the candidature of Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Chief Odigie-Oyegun, who made the call on Monday in Abuja, also congratulated Mr. Obaseki on his emergence as the APC flag-bearer following his victory at the June 18, 2016 governorship primaries of the party held in Benin City.
“As the party prepares for the September 10, 2016 governorship election in Edo State, I call on all aspirants, party leaders, stakeholders and teeming members of our great party to close ranks and unite as a strong political fighting force behind the candidature of Mr. Obaseki for a landslide victory at the forthcoming Edo State governorship election.
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“The request by the aspirants was that the Edo State APC governorship election primaries should be transparent, free, fair and credible. This, the party achieved creditably during the primaries. Going forward, we should avoid triumphalist actions and avoid creating new stresses within the party. We should all seek to reunify the party to face the September 10, 2016 governorship election”, said the APC National Chairman.
He also congratulated the Governor Aminu Bello Masari-led seven-member Primary Election Committee for conducting a very transparent, free, fair and credible exercise in Edo State.
Odigie-Oyegun also thanked the Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele-led three-member Edo State governorship Election Appeal Committee for carrying out its assignment and submitting a report.