Edo APC Primary: Dekeri storms Ganduje’s office, demands Certificate of Return

One of the three aspirants laying claim to victory in Saturday’s All Progressives Congress. APC, Governorship primary election in Edo state, Hon. Anamero Dekeri has petitioned the National Chairman of the party, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, demanding his Certificate of Return as winner of the exercise.


Dekeri had on Monday stormed the secretariat at about 1:10 pm and formally presented a letter requesting the Ganduje-led National Working Committee NWC to immediately issue him the certificate.


The federal lawmaker who spent less than 10 minutes at the secretariat had earlier made straight for the office of the National Chairman and presented the one-page letter.


It was learned that the one-page letter personally signed by him requested the NWC to issue him with the certificate of return, having polled the highest votes in the election and having been returned by the local government returning officers.


Local Government returning officers for the primary election, led by Babatunde Ojo had on Saturday declared Anamero Dekeri, a serving House of Representatives member, winner of the exercise.


The development came after the Chairman of the Primary Election Committee and Imo state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma had declared another federal lawmaker, Dennis Idahosa winner of the exercise. On his part, returning Officer of the exercise, Stanley Ugboaja had declared Senator Monday Okpebholo as winner.

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