From Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo State chapter, yesterday held its congresses across the 18 local government areas of the state. The election was peaceful.
However, some aggrieved members of the party in Edo south senatorial district allegedly boycotted the election.
The congress was largely through consensus which was monitored by combined security team at the venues used for the exercise.
While some members of the party lauded the harmonized process, others ventilated their anger in different ways.
Hon. Friday Ogierhiakhi, Edo State House of Assembly member representing Orhionmwon south constituency, flayed the alleged involvement of the State government.
Ogierhiakhi, President of Final push, described as undemocratic a situation whereby the outcome of the congresses were being predetermined in Government House in Benin City, the State Capital.
Edo State chairman of Coalition of Registered political parties (CRPP), Dr Samson Isibor, commended Governor Adams Oshiomhole for the re-scheduled 77 wards congress in the southern part of the State.