APC Govs Resolve to Intervene in Edo, Ondo Crises

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Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

By Adedayo Akinwale

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the auspices of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) have stated their resolve to intervene in the current crises rocking both Edo and Ondo State chapters of the party.

The APC governors’ intervention was coming after the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party had already affirmed the disqualification of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki from the June 22 primary election.

The two other aspirants also disqualified by the screening committee and which their disqualification was upheld by the Appeal Committee and subsequently affirmed by the NWC were Mr. Chris Ogiemwonyi and Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.

The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, in a statement issued on Sunday after a teleconference meeting of the governors held on Saturday, said that they had resolved to work for the unity of the party.

He stated: “Unanimously reaffirmed the commitment of all Progressive Governors to work for the unity of our party.

“Collectively agreed to work to ensure strengthening fair and democratic internal party mechanism for the selection of party candidates in all elections, especially in respect of Edo and Ondo States 2020 governorship elections.

“Forum members are confident that the party will resolve all current challenges and emerge stronger.”