Edo 2024: Eboigbe reacts as APC prune down number of aspirants to six

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From Moshood Karim
Frontline aspirant, Edo 2024 Governorship election under the auspices of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Victor Otaigbe Eboigbe, VOE, has released a statement on the outcome of the screening exercise conducted by the party to prune down the number of its aspirants.

Eboigbe who released the statement on Saturday, a copy of which was obtained by Uptown Press, said he is in agreement with the outcome of the exercise.

While commending the team over what he described as a “…thankless job”, he pointed out that it was the right thing to do.

He urged his supporters to accept the outcome as the well-considered decision of the party is more important than the ambition of individual member.
The satement reads: “Following the release of six names, two from each of the three Senatorial Districts of the state, as aspirants for the forthcoming primary election of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, I wish to state as follows:

“I wish to commend the committee and the leadership for doing the right thing by pruning down the number of aspirants. It is a thankless job over which I must salute them.

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“That even though it didn’t favour me I will abide by their decision given that everybody cannot be governor at the same time.

“I therefore wish to urge my teeming supporters not to despair. As party loyalists we will not only abide by its decision, we will also await further directives from the leadership, particularly that of Edo Central.”

In the same vein, Victoria Amu who was also screened out of the guber race on Saturday said in a statement made available to Uptown Press that she has affirmed her commitment to the supremacy of the party over individual ambitions, stating that her gubernatorial ambition is not bigger than the party’s collective goals.

She underscored the importance of party unity and cohesion, emphasizing that the success of the APC in Edo State is paramount.

The statement reads:

“While I am passionate about the prospect of serving the good people of Edo State as their governor, I want to make it unequivocally clear that my ambition is not greater than the supremacy of our party. The APC’s collective goals and the well-being of the people of Edo State are of utmost importance to me. I am fully aligned with the party’s vision and principles,” stated Mrs. Amu.

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Mrs. Amu further expressed her dedication to fostering unity within the party, working collaboratively with party members, leaders, and stakeholders to ensure a formidable and united APC in Edo State.

“Party supremacy is a fundamental principle that guides our democratic process. I am fully committed to upholding this principle and contributing to the success of the APC in Edo State. Our collective strength lies in unity, and together, we will build a party that truly represents the aspirations of the people,” Mrs. Amu added.

Mrs Amu further stated that she will abide by the decisions of the party in the lead-up to the 2024 elections.

“As a loyal and committed member of the APC, I want to reassure everyone that I will abide by the decisions of our great party. The APC’s internal processes, including primaries and other party mechanisms, are essential for maintaining democracy and ensuring that our collective goals are achieved. I am fully aligned with the party’s values and will wholeheartedly support the candidate chosen by the APC,” stated Mrs. Amu.

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Mrs. Amu highlighted the importance of unity within the party, emphasizing that the strength of the APC lies in its ability to present a united front to the electorate.

“Party unity is paramount as we approach the 2024 elections. I am dedicated to working collaboratively with party members, leaders, and stakeholders to ensure a strong and united APC in Edo State. Together, we will continue to build a party that represents the aspirations of the people,” the APC stalwart added.

Mrs Amu thanked the leader and former governor of the state, Senator Adams Oshiomhole for his quality leadership and assured him of her eagerness to actively contribute to the party’s success.

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