Edo APC guber primary was a joke , Votes didn’t count – Clem Agba


Clem Agba, immediate past minister of state, budget and National Planning, says votes of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not count during the party’s governorship primary election in Edo state.

Agba, a governorship aspirant, lost out to Dennis Idahosa, a house of representatives member, in the exercise that was held on Saturday.

In a statement, the former minister said the primary election fell short of the minimum standard of democratic elections.

The aspirant said based on the “authentic” turnout of voters during the exercise, he won the primary election.

“I strongly believe that thousands of loyal party members were disenfranchised. Based on the authentic turnout, we clinched victory. The result so far announced is a ridicule and undermines the principles of democracy and fair play,” he said.

“The votes of the people did not count, the processes of election were compromised and the strength and unity of our party greatly undermined.

“While I remain a loyal party member, I will not be part of a process that robs the mass of our loyal party members of their inalienable right to vote.

“What has taken place in Edo State negates all that even our political leaders have taught us over the years about democracy, the will of the people, one man, one vote and justice and fair play.

“I want to thank everyone that has supported me for your unwavering commitment and belief in our vision and qualification. Your passion and dedication have been the driving force behind our campaign, and I am truly grateful.

“As we move forward, remember that our journey is far from over. We will continue to fight for a better future for Edo State, a future where every citizen can thrive and succeed. Our resolve is unbreakable, and our commitment unwavering.”

Agba said he would not rest until justice is served and the people’s will is honoured.
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