Dennis Idahosa Emerges Edo APC Guber Candidate

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A member of the House of Representatives, Hon Dennis Idahosa, has emerged as the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Edo State.

Idahosa polled 40,454 votes to defeat his rival, David Ikhine, who scored 700 votes.

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, serving as the Chairman of the APC Edo Governorship Primary Election Committee, made the announcement at the conclusion of the election in Benin on Saturday.

“There was some kind of misinformation as regards the venue of the primary. This is the secretariat (Protea Hotel) for the election where results were collated and would be announced.

“Of the 12 aspirants that contested this primary, Clem Agba scored 100 votes, Sen. Monday Okpepholo 100, Hon. Drkeri Anamero 230, Engr. Gideon Ikhine has 700 votes. David Imuse 400 votes, Charles Airhavebere 163 votes, Prof Osareime Osunbor 180 votes, Dr. Blessing Agbomere 50 votes, Hon Denise Idahosa 40, 453 votes, Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe two votes, Lucky Imasuen and Pastor Ize-Iyamu scored two votes respectively.

“Therefore, Denise Idahosa, having scored the highest votes cast, is hereby declared winner of the primary and hereby returned as the candidate of the party.”

Notably, candidates such as Dr. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and Chief Lucky Imasuen had withdrawn from the primary election process.

Some of the aspirants have alleged that Idahosa is the anointed candidate of former Governor Adam Oshiomhole and vowed to resist any attempt to impose a candidate on the party.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media

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