APC will present credible candidate for Edo governorship – Gov Uzodimma


Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, on Thursday, stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is committed to selecting a well-liked candidate capable of delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Edo State.

Uzodimma serves as the chairman of the Primary Election Committee tasked with overseeing the February 17 poll, during which one of the 12 aspirants will emerge as the party’s candidate for the September governorship election.

Following the inauguration of the committee members by APC National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, at the party secretariat in Abuja, Uzodimma addressed journalists, assuring them that the committee is committed to selecting the most suitable candidate to represent the interests of the people of Edo State.

He said, “It is a big trust thing and we feel humbled. On behalf of myself and the members of this committee, we want to thank you and the National Working Committee for this show of confidence and our prayer is that we work hard to justify this confidence imposed on us.

“Our party is a fantastic brand, very popular, and a good product. It behoves on members of our committee to work in harmony with the local leadership of the party in Edo State to bring up a sellable candidate that will be easily marketable in Edo State.”

The governorship primary election committee, inaugurated by the national chairman, also comprises other notable members.

Bassey Otu, the Governor of Cross River State, assumes the role of Deputy Chairman, while former Osun State deputy governor, Mrs. Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, APC’s flagbearer in the Plateau State Governorship election, Nentanwe Yilwatde, Umar Musa, Lawan Garba, and Rabiu Suleiman, who is designated as secretary, complete the committee.

Additionally, the governorship primary election appeal committee has been constituted, with C.C. Udenwa appointed as the chairman.

Other members of the committee include Muhammad Zakaria Sarina, Udogu Anthony Chijoke, Muhammad Garin Ali, and the secretary, Yunusa Mohammed.

In a related development, former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, expressed confidence after the inauguration that the APC is well-positioned to emerge victorious in the September governorship election.