“Edo cen­tral should pro­duce APC run­ning mate”

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Edo State should con­cede the po­si­tion of run­ning mate of the gu­ber­na­to­rial flag bearer to the cen­tral sen­a­to­rial district in the in­ter­est of fair­ness and eq­uity, a chief­tain of the party, Chief Fran­cis Ineg­beneki, has said. Speak­ing with jour­nal­ists in Benin, yes­ter­day, Chief Ineg­beneki said be­fore the party’s pri­maries on June 18, lead­ers from the district met with the gov­er­nor and it was agreed that af­ter the emer­gence of the flag­bearer, an­other meet­ing will be held to de­cide a run­ning mate”. He said they also dis­cussed that Edo Cen­tral should be given pri­or­ity while pick­ing the run­ning mate.

“Any right-think­ing politi­cian will know that it is not po­lit­i­cally wise to give the deputy gov­er­nor’s slot to a zone which has the out­go­ing gov­er­nor. Edo North has the gov­er­nor and the deputy from Edo South,” he said.

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