The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to conduct its primary election for the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo State.
This comes amid the lingering crisis in the Party which led to the suspension of the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and the exit of the incumbent Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, from the Party.
The Secretary of the APC Governorship Primary Election Committee, Mr Ajibola Bashiru, told Channels Television that nothing would stop the election from holding on Monday.
Mr Bashiru said, “We are set to conduct primary in Edo State. We have met with the leadership of the State. We have appointed presiding Officers in line with the guidelines of the Party at Local Government and Ward levels.”
According to him, the exercise will commence by 8am at all 192 wards in 18 Local Government areas of the State.
The party is conducting the exercise despite the warning by the State Government that the APC must apply for a waiver before organising a political gathering in any part of the State, as it battles the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.