Edo 2016: APC election committee recommends reconciliation meeting with aspirants


ABUJA, JUNE 21, 2016 – The All Progressives Congress (APC) seven-member election committee for Edo governorship primary had recommended that the party should organise a reconciliation meeting after the primary.

According to a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mr Edegbe Odemwingie, APC Assistant Director of Publicity, the Chairman,Gov. Aminu Masari said the meeting would further strengthen the party.

The report read in part: ”There is an urgent need to set up a high-powered reconciliation team to meet with the state governor, all aspirants and other critical stakeholders in order to strengthen the party and restore harmony for a successful governorship election.

”The committee commends the efforts of the Commissioner of Police, the Director, State Security Service, the Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, and their men for the remarkable way they handled the entire exercise.

”The committee hereby expresses its appreciation to the party for finding its members worthy of such important assignment, and pledge the loyalty and commitment of all its members to the party and the nation.”

In the statement, the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, while receiving the report, thanked the Masari-led committee for successfully conducting the governorship primary in Benin.

The committee members included: Rep. Andrew Uchendu (Secretary), Rep. Yusuf Maianguwa, Dr Tunde Esan, Alhaji Shuaibu Musa, Alhaji Ibrahim Soja and Mr Amara Iwuanyanwu.

The election comes up on Sept. 10.

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