The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has chosen a direct primary to nominate its candidate for Edo State governorship.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set September 21, 2024, as the election date, whereas the APC has set February 17 for its primary poll.

Duro Meseko, APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, addressed reporters in Abuja on Tuesday after a meeting between the National Working Committee (NWC) and stakeholders in Edo State that ended late Monday night. He claimed there are currently 29 contestants in the race.

He however, ruled out zoning of the party’s ticket to a particular zone in the state, adding that the NWC was prevailing on some aspirants to step down for a few to slug it out at the primaries.

According to Meseko, the party is determined to reclaim the state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and would adopt all democratic strategies to win the poll.




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