GOVERNOR Aminu Masari, Chairman of the Committee deployed to Edo State by the national body of the All Progressives Congress to conduct the gubernatorial primary election of the party in the state, has promised that it will be fair to all aspirants.
On his part, Governor Adams Oshiomhole called on the Committee to ensure that the same rules, which produced a successful primary election in Kogi State are used in the Edo APC primary election.
Speaking yesterday during a courtesy visit of the Committee to Governor Oshiomhole in his office, Alhaji Masari said, “we are here to conduct primary for those who are contesting to be the next governor of Edo State. We will abide by the guidelines of the party, and we also assure all aspirants that we will be just and fair to all. We are not angels, but certainly we hope, that by the time we finish, the appeal committee will have no work because if truly the candidates are interested in the state, in the party and in the country, we assure them that the outcome will stand the test of time. I hope that all they are doing is in the interest of Edo State, and they know that out of the twelve aspirants, only one must emerge.
However, one of the aspirants,Barr. Kenneth Imansuangbon, yesterday lamented the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country during the primary.
Imansuangbon, told Saturday Sun that he believes that the President would have made a difference in the conduct of the governorship primary.
Meanwhile, Edo State Police Command has announced the deployment of over 1,200 personnel to provide watertight security.
Besides, the 7,871 workforce of the state police command, along with some operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) and other security agencies have been put on alert for the exercise.