The Progressives Governors Forum has resolved to intervene in the current crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo and Ondo states ahead of the governorship election in the states.
Abubakar Bagudu, the chairman of the forum, and governor of Kebbi, said this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
“The governors have collectively agreed to work to ensure strengthening fair and democratic internal party mechanism for the selection of party candidates in all elections, especially in respect of Edo and Ondo states 2020 Governorship election,” he said.
He recalled that the National Working Committee, NWC, of APC had on Saturday, June 13, 2020, affirmed the disqualification of Godwin Obaseki of Edo and two other aspirants who had earlier been disqualified by the screening committee.
The three aspirants who were disqualified included Obaseki, Chris Ogiemwonyi, and Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen.
“The Governors are confident that the party will resolve all current challenges and emerge stronger.
“The APC governors forum which had a teleconference meeting on Saturday unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to work for the unity of our party,” he said.