Government & Politics

APC Rejects Adoption Of Lawmaker In Edo

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Uhunmwode local government have kicked against the adoption of Hon Patrick Aisowieren as the sole candidate of the party for Uhunmwode/Orhionmwon federal constituency.

Aisowieren is seeking to return to the House of Representatives for a second term.

The Uhunmwode party members who declared the adoption of Aisowieren as null and void said few leaders would not determined who picked the party’s ticket.

They spoke at a stakeholders meeting at Ehor, administrative headquarter of the local government.

Chairman of APC in Uhunmwode, Engr. Justin Omoruyi, said the gathering of party chieftains and elders to adopt a consensus candidate to represent them at the federal House of Representatives was an act of illegality

He urged members of the constituency and the general public to disregard the adoption as it lacked proper consultation of stakeholders in the constituency

Chairmen of APC in the 10 wards of the locality and their executives were present at the meeting.

A former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Elisabeth Ativie who is a contender for the seat thanked APC members for resisting the adoption.

Ativie noted that for any adoption to be successful all other aspirants must consent to it.

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