Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who is currently the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) insisting that the party has decided that it will use the direct primary mode for the selection of its candidate for the Edo State governorship poll.
In a letter dated May 19, 2020, addressed to INEC Chairman, Oshiomhole said the party had put in place measures to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
Oshiomhole affirms that the party will strictly adhere to Covid19 precaution during and after the course of the primary election.
The letter which he captioned “Notice of intention to conduct direct primary for the Edo State Governorship Election,” read in part, “I convey to you my compliments and wish to respectfully inform you that the All Progressives Congress has decided to conduct direct primary for the Edo State Governorship Election on Monday, 22nd of June, 2020.
“To this end, we have put in place modalities to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 prevention guidelines as announced by the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
“Therefore, direct primaries will be conducted in one hundred and ninety-two (192) wards.”
“We, accordingly, invite you as observers of the primaries with full compliance with All Progressives Congress Constitution and the Electoral Act.”