…Gov moves to scuttle direct primary; *Bans gatherings of more than 20 persons;
…Says, party primaries can only hold in Benin;
…NWC kicks, says Gov can’t override the Constitution, set to take further action;
…To publish aspirants’ credentials to avoid Bayelsa experience
By Omeiza Ajayi
The battle for the Governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in Edo state has assumed a dangerous twist with the two sides to the dispute not only refusing to shift grounds but also taking steps that could make the party lose to the opposition.
Ahead of the June 22 primary election, Gov. Godwin Obaseki has issued supplementary regulations on the control of infectious diseases, placing a ban on the gatherings that have more than 20 persons.
While the ban is seen as a move to stop the direct primary option as decided by the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee NWC of the party, the governor, in a bid to have…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper