In spite of the internal crisis the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been dealing with, the Edo state chapter of the ruling party has been given the go-ahead to conduct its governorship primary.
According to The Nation, APC was given the nod by the Court of Appeal, sitting in Benin on Thursday, June 18, to use the direct primary system on Monday, June 22.
he court in its ruling set aside the June 8 judgment of the Federal High Court which restrained the APC from conducting the Edo state gubernatorial primary election. It was also reported that the federal court was ordered to continue hearing the suit by first determining the jurisdiction.
Governor Obaseki, through his special adviser on media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said that going by the safety rules outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, only indirect primary is appropriate for the state at this time.
Speaking on Saturday, June 6, APC through its spokesperson Lanre Issa-Onilu said there is no going back on the decision of the party’s national working committee on the state.