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Edo 2024: APC Dumps 23 Aspirants, Settles Finally For 6 After Rigourous Screening

Edo 2024: APC Dumps 23 Aspirants, Settles Finally For 6 After Rigourous Screening

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Ahead of the September Edo governorship election, the All Progressives Congress, APC has screened out 23 aspirants and finally approved six from the 29 list of those jostling to fly the party’s flag
Early yesterday, the Professor Julius Ihonvbere special panel had pruned the numbers to Ten from the initial 29
Those who made that initial list, included, General Charles Airhiavbere, rtd, Pastor Osagie Osaze Ize Iyamu, Honourable Dennis Idahosa and Chief Lucky Imasuen.
Others are, immediate past Minister of Budget and National Planning Prince Clem Agba, Former Edo Commissioner of Information,Prince Kassim Afegbua, and Dr. Ernest Umakhile
The list also included ,Col David Imuse, rtd, former APC state Chairman, Senator Monday Okpebholo and Festus Ebea
But the party in a bid to further reduce the aspirants, pruned the aspirants to six, two each from the three senatorial Districts, as directed by the stakeholders.
In the final analysis, the Ihonvbere’s committee recommended Six aspirants that will go into the primary election.
The successful aspirants according to their Senatorial District and following the outcome of the stakeholders meeting are: Central:
Col Dave Imuse
Senator Okpebholo
North:
Dr Ernest Umakhihe
Prince Clem Agba
South:
Chief Lucky Imasuen
Hon. Dennis Idahosa(Denco)
Those who were dropped from the initial Ten, include General Charles Airhiavbere, rtd, Pastor Osagie Osaze Ize Iyamu, Prince Kassim Afegbua and Festus Ebea
Recall that the APC had approved the Direct Primary election mode and equally announced its timeline for the September 21 governorship election, where upon it began the sales of expression and nomination forms at N10m and N40million respectively since January 10 ending January 29
It also slated the Primary election for February 17, according to Sulaimon Argungun,APC National Organising Secretary

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