APC Candidate, Okpebholo Calls For Ighodalo’s Withdrawal As Court Nullifies Edo PDP Primaries

Monday Okpebholo

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 21st governorship election in Edo State, Senator Monday Okpebholo, has hailed Thursday’s judgment given by a Federal High Court, nullifying the primaries that produced the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Asue Ighodalo.

The Court, in its ruling, in Abuja, declared as invalid the primary election that produced Ighodalo as its governorship candidate.

In a statement made available to journalists, Okpebholo called on Ighodalo to withdraw from the race.

The APC candidate said: “I welcome the Court judgment given on Thursday by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The Court has saved Edo people of another four years of pains and agonies. The PDP is not a democratic party. It operates like a Mafia Organisation.

“What they call primaries were a far cry. The party, with just two months to a crucial election, is unable to put its house in order. We call on Edo people to rally round me and my party, the APC, to bring back the lost glory of the state.

“Our administration is committed to bringing the good old days back. Since the exit of Senator Adams Oshiomhole as governor of Edo State, our people have not had any reason to celebrate. That will change in September when the people will take power back through the ballot.

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“Edo State has been cut off from the centre for far too long. We can see this from the level of abandonment. We need to return Edo State to the centre and enjoy all the benefits that we truly deserve. We are optimistic.

“With this Court judgment, Edo people can clearly see that the PDP is a chaotic party and can’t be allowed to continue to lead our dear State. With the APC, I assure you of the best. Our best is yet to come.”

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