Victor Giadom, who declared himself as the acting national chairman of the APC, has stated that the governorship primary election in Edo state is illegal.
There has been a lot of dispute as to who is the acting Chairman of the APC, following the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole.
Osagie Ize-Iyamu was declared winner in the governorship candidate primary conducted in Edo state on Monday, but speaking through his lawyer, Victor Giadom said a fresh primary will be conducted in the state.
“Our attention has been drawn to the illegal exercise carried out by lackeys of the suspended chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole in Edo state today,” the statement read.
“The exercise was not authorized by the acting national chairman of the APC, Chief Victor Giadom and as such it is illegal and futile.
“The acting national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Giadom will announce to the members of the public when the stage is set for the conduct of the authentic gubernatorial primaries of the APC in Edo state.”
Giadom had called for the cancellation of the APC screening exercise that disqualified Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo who had since defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ize-Iyamu is believed to have the backing of Oshiomhole.