Obahiagbon, Iyoha, Agbonnayima, win APC ticket

Winners have emerged in the primaries of the All Progressives Congress held across Edo State.

Members of the APC came out en-masse as early as 8am to participate in the primaries.

At Ehor Ward in Uhunmwode local government area, party members made up of woman and youths were seen in the queue of the preferred aspirant.

Before the conduct of the primaries in Egor local government, a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State, Barr. Henry Idahagbon announced his withdrawal from the race.

Idahagbon cited unmitigated intimidation, harassment, humiliation and all manner of unbearable abuse melted out to his supporters as reasons for his withdrawal.

He said, “After due consultation with leaders, supporters and constituents all over Egor local government area, I have come to the inevitable conclusion that my interest in the primaries for the contest to obtain our party (APC) ticket for 2019 House of Assembly Election is hereby discontinued with immediate effect.

“In the course of my campaign leading to the primaries, my supporters have been subjected to unmitigated intimidation, harassment, humiliation and all manner of unbearable abuse. In spite of these, my supporters remained steadfast and determined to ensure victory under a conducive, free and fair electoral setting.”

However, results from the primaries showed that Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon defeated Erhabor Emokpae to pick the Senate ticket for Edo South.

Speaker Kabiru Adjoto from early results is leading incumbent Peter Akpatason representing Akoko-Edo in the House of Representatives.

The member representing Oredo East in the House of Assembly, Osaigbovo Iyoha, clinched the ticket for Oredo Federal Constituency Seat.

In Ovia, Mr. Dennis Idahosa won the ticket after defeating Engr. Isaac Osahon.

Hon Ehiozuwa Agbonnayima representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha was coasting home to victory as at press time.

Results from the area were being collated as at press time.

News Reporter
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