Primaries: Obaseki to refund nomination fund to aggrieved aspirants

Edo State governor, Mr. Goodwin Obaseki, has said his administration was reviewing the cases of aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants who contested the last Primaries.

Obaseki said the move was geared towards peace in the party and to refund money spent in purchasing interest forms by such members.

Obaseki however, said, “anyone who already has an appointment or someone who is likely to benefit from the APC is not expected to get refund.”

The governor apologised to aggrieved members over the “unfair treatment” meted to them when they indicated interest to contest in the 2019 APC primaries in the state.

He said the move  was part of the recommendations by the Theophilus Okoh-led committee set up to reconcile aggrieved members of the party in the state.

Obaseki said almost 20 court cases arose from those who were deprived of the opportunity to contest fairly for the ticket of the party.

He however, thanked them for keeping faith with the party despite their disaffection which according to him, showed they are true loyalists of the party.

According to him, “After reading the Okoh-led Committee Report and watching the videos, I really appreciate you all. We are truly sorry for what you may have gone through during the 2019 primary elections.”

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