Edo APC Governorship candidate picks running mate

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Edo State All Progressives Congress Governorship candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo, has picked Dennis Idahosa as his running mate, Leadership Newspaper reports.

The unveiling will be done in Abuja on Monday.

The choice for Idahosa was allegedly reached after President Bola Tinubu intervened when he met with the Edo APC leaders and stakeholders.

Though the acting state chairman of APC when contacted did not mention any name, he. However. said it would be the youngest ticket that would be used to defeat the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP).

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He said, “Our choice of running mate emanated from the people and we are going to unveil him tomorrow (Monday) in Abuja. It will be the youngest ticket ever in the history of Edo State and that is what we will use to defeat the other parties. We are not like them that are producing much older people to govern the state. We are going to produce a young team,” he said.

Idahosa who is challenging the outcome of the party primary election in the court claimed that he won it and that the supplementary one was illegal.

It was gathered that after Tinubu’s intervention, it was agreed that Idahosa would withdraw his case from the court once all the processes were concluded.

A credible party source said, “It has been a difficult issue for over one week, especially after Idahosa went to court. The leadership of the party in Abuja had to wade into the issue. There have been so many interests at play. Ego was also involved as there were some leaders of the party who saw the primary as an opportunity to get at a leader of the party. They even threatened to publicly denounce the party and work against it if Idahosa is chosen.

“The president intervened and I believe that was what calmed nerves and I hope that all of them will respect and honour the wish of the president,” he said.



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