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More trouble for Obaseki as INEC confirms direct primary for APC in Edo, indirect for PDP

Valentine Chinyem

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that the All Progressives Congress in Edo will select its candidate for the September governorship election through direct primary.

This was disclosed in a statement by its spokesperson, Festus Okoye, on Tuesday.

According to him, the leadership of the APC had indicated that direct primary will hold on June 22.

The statement further said that the Peoples Democratic Party opted for indirect primary, which will be from June 19 to June 20.

INEC said only 15 of the 18 political parties participating in the September 19 election have indicated interest in conducting primaries.

It urged the parties to conduct the primaries in line with provisions of the 1999 constitution and its policy on conducting elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic.