Okpebholo Wins Edo APC Rerun Primaries, Becomes Guber Candidate

... Ize-Iyamu hails emergence

Senator Monday Okpebholo a.k.a Akpakomiza, has won the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governorship rerun primary election held on Thursday in Edo State.
Okpebholo, who currently represents Edo Central at the Senate, defeated another lawmaker, Dennis Idahosa in the election held across the 192 Wards in Edo, following the declaration of the last primary as inconclusive by the party's National Working Committee, NWC.
The Senator will now fly the APC flag for the Edo 2024 Governorship Election Scheduled for September 21, 2024.
Meanwhile, a former governorship candidate of the APC in the Edo 2020 gubernatorial election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has congratulated Senator Okpebholo o,ver his performance in the just concluded primary and subsequent nomination as the APC candidate.
Pastor Iyamu, had earlier withdrawn from the controversial primary election.
In a personally signed statement, Friday the Iyamu said, “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to distinguished Sen. Monday Okpebholo for his outstanding performance in the recently concluded governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State and his subsequent nomination as the candidate of our great party.
“Acknowledging your hard work, tenacity, commitment, and perseverance, this victory underscores your significant acceptability within the APC family, reflecting the trust and confidence we all place in you. I am optimistic that your emergence as the candidate will not only reignite the hope of ordinary Edo people but also encourage them to elect you as their next Governor come September 2024.
“Congratulations to all other contestants as well. Through this election, you have solidified your reputation and deepened your resolve to advance our beloved state.
“As we transit into the next phase of the campaign, I encourage you to embrace unity of purpose and determination. I urge the Edo APC family to unite and work cohesively as a formidable team to democratically replace the PDP-led administration in the state.
“Once again, congratulations!”