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Thugs disrupt collation of Edo APC Gov primary

Armed thugs have invaded Lushville Hotel and Suites, Gapiona Avenue, Government Reservation Area (GRA), Benin, the collation centre of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship direct primary election


They disrupted the collation exercise and attacked some stakeholders, leaving many journalists injured and their equipment destroyed.

At the time of the invasion, the collation officers were on break, according to the State Collation Officer, Dr. Stanley Ughoajah.

Senator Monday Okpekholo (Edo Central) was leading the representative of Ovia constituency in Edo South Senatorial District, Dennis Idahosa before the invasion.

It is believed a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Adams Oshiomhole is backing Idahosa.

Okpekholo was leading in eight of the 18 local government areas so far collated in the primary election.

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