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Breaking: Okpebholo declared winner of Edo APC gov primary

Senator Monday Okpebholo has been declared winner of the All Progressives Congress governorship primaries in Edo State.

Okpebholo polled 12,433 votes to defeat 11 other aspirants who contested the re-run election, which was initiated after the first contest was declared inconclusive by the leadership of the ruling party

The senator was one of the three winners that emerged from last Saturday’s cancelled shadow poll.

The final outcome of the exercise was announced officially in Benin by the new Chairman of the election committtee and Governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu, following the collation of sults from the 18 Local Government Areas.

The PUNCH reported that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State was replaced with Otu who, according to the APC, hinted that he won’t be available for the re-run election.

More details later…

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