Edo Guber Primary: Uzodinma not sack but unavoidably absent – Morka clarify

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By Joy Odor

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka on Friday informed that Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State was not sacked by the Party for Edo State governorship primary election but was unavoidably absent to complete the election.

Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Abuja, Morka affirmed that Governor Uzodinma was neither sacked nor “dropped, but was unavoidably unavailable to lead the completion of the Party’s Edo State Gubernatorial Primary Election process due to his prior scheduled attendance of, and presentation of a report, to the National Economic Council meeting today February 22, 2024.

Morka said; “The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to reports in sections of the media suggesting that the Governor of Imo State, and Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), His Excellency, Hope Uzodinma, was sacked or dropped as the Chairman of the Edo Gubernatorial Primary Election Committee, and replaced with the Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency, Bassey Otu.

“We wish to clarify that Governor Uzodinma was neither “sacked” nor “dropped”, but was unavoidably unavailable to lead the completion of the Party’s Edo State Gubernatorial Primary Election process due to his prior scheduled attendance of, and presentation of a report, to the National Economic Council meeting today February 22, 2024.

“As a result, His Excellency Bassey Otu, Governor of Cross Rivers State, who was the Deputy Chairman of the Committee, graciously accepted to serve as Chairman, and to complete the Edo State Gubernatorial Primary Election Process.”

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