Edo Guber: INEC Reveals True Winner Of APC Primary, Threatens Sanction On Aspirants Mounting Billboards

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of Edo State, Dr. Anugbum Onuoha, has threatened to sanction governorship aspirants mounting billboards in different locations of the state, saying the commission has not given a go ahead for campaigns.

Onuoha stated this on Monday in Benin, during his maiden parley with journalists in the state.

The Edo REC who frowned at all aspirants for embarking on such activities, said the commission has not lift ban on campaign.

He also berated media organizations who carry such campaigns, even as he threatened to report them to relevant regulatory agencies for sanction.

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On the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary held on Saturday, Onuoha confirmed that officials of the Commission in the state monitored the exercise at the Lushville Hotel and Suite.

When asked which of the two parallel primaries conducted by the two factions of the party was monitored by INEC, Onuoha said he monitored the one the Commission was invited to.

He said: “The Supreme Court has taken decisions on the monitoring of party primaries, that party primaries are primary duties of the parties.

“Our own is to supervise and in doing such supervision, the party will tell us the venue. It is not the state chapter of the party that will tell us the venue.

“The national body will write to INEC national chairman of the venue, and the date and the time of the primary, and that we have followed strictly.

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“Any political party primaries that were not minuted to us by our headquarters, we will not monitor.

“We were notified by APC and we monitored the one we were invited to Lushville Hotel. I was there, that was where I went,” he said.

Recall that parallel primaries were conducted by the party, with Hon. Dennis Idahosa emerging winner of the result announced by the chairman of the election committee and governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodimma, at Protea Hotel, while Senator Monday Okpepholo emerged winner of the result collated by the returning officer of the election, Stanley Ugbuaja, at Lushville Hotel and Suite.

Anamero Dekere Sunday also emerged as a winner of the primary from Edo North.

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