Victor Giadom, who is forcefully clinching the position of acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the primary elections held in Edo State is illegal.
Severe tension has mounted in the APC as to who occupies the seat of the National Chairman of the party following Oshiomohle’s suspension.
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.”
Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu was declared winner of the party’s primary held on the 22nd of June, and is believed to have the support of the embattled National Chairman Adams Oshiomohle.
Victor Giadom had earlier called for the cancellation of the screening exercise that disqualified incumbent governor Mr Godwin Obaseki.
Obaseki has since defected to the People’s Democratic Party,PDP.