The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday cancelled what it called the “unauthorized congresses” held in Edo State to elect candidates for the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly.
This was contained in a statement signed by Yekini Nabena, the party’s acting National Publicity Secretary in Abuja.
Nabena said, “The exercise conducted by unauthorized persons in collaboration with the Edo State Working Committee is hereby (declared) null and void.
“A primary election committee under the chairmanship of Hajia Farida Odangi Suleiman will be in Edo state later today (Thursday) to conduct the primaries into the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly.
“The Committee will make available the list of aspirants screened for the exercise and will conduct a transparent primary election in accordance with the guidelines and constitution of the APC.”
The party urged all members in the state to cooperate with the Committee to ensure orderly, peaceful, transparent and credible primaries.