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Oshiomhole: Imo APC primary will be conducted afresh, no result is genuine

Oshiomhole: Imo APC primary will be conducted afresh, no result is genuine

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Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the results being circulated as the outcome of the parallel Imo governorship primaries are fake.

Two factions of the APC conducted primaries in Imo. Uche Nwosu was declared winner of one primary while Hope Uzodinma emerged victorious in the other exercise.

Oshiohmole spoke on the development after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.

The APC chairman also said the party had disbanded the Ahmed Gulak-led committee which conducted the party’s governorship primary in Imo.

He said another committee will be set up immediately for the conduct of fresh primary in the state before the end of the week.

“Imo was not too good news for today, but not surprising they have to learn to begin to comply with rules, they have two fake results, none of them is genuine,” Oshiomhole said.

“We will disband and we will appoint a fresh committee (electoral panel) that will conduct transparent direct primaries that reflect the will of members of APC in Imo regardless of the interest and powers that are behind any of the groups.

“The truth does not require supporters club to stand, it has its hands and legs and we will do just that.”

Oshiohmole, who said he was in the villa to update President Buhari on the developments in the APC, ruled out the possibility of honouring parallel results from states.

On the conduct of the APC primary in Lagos, the APC chairman said the national working committee (NWC) was in charge of the exercise and that every situation has been put under control.

“I told the president that the primaries held as planned and everything is being done to ensure there is no violence because democracy doesn’t flourish with violence,” he said.

“Nigerians must begin to learn how to differ in opinion and in choice without fighting; this is something people have to acquire over time.

“For me, I’m excited that if we can do it in Lagos it can be done anywhere. Everything that is being done is done under the control, supervision and direction of the NWC.”

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