Ahead of the September 10, governorship election in Edo State, the Accord Party, AP, has said the party is yet to nominate a candidate for the poll.
AP in a statement issued by Samson Isibor and Idehenren Emmanuel, Chairman and secretary respectively said the party’s attention was drawn to one Don Pedro Obaseki parading himself as AP candidate.
Obaseki was an aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, but quit the race over what he described as faulty process.
He afterwards announced on social media that he has been nominated by AP to fly its flag at the poll.
Contacted for reaction, Obaseki said he was duly nominated by Accord party which according to him, is chaired by one Joseph Omorogbe in the State; adding that the National chairman of the party, Mr. Mohammed Nalado has okayed his nomination.
However, Isibor who described Obaseki as impersonator warned him to desist from parading himself as the party’s candidate or face legal action adding that Nalado has ceased to be the National Chairman of AP in line with Article 20b and c of the our constitution.
He said: “one Mohammed Nalado parading himself as National Chairman of Accord party have been removed since 29 July 2011 by the National Executive Council, NEC, of the party for misappropriation of N93million fund even as he (Nalado) has taken up appointment as Chairman Board of Federal Polytechnic, Katsina”.
Meanwhile Pastor Peters Omoragbon at the weekend emerged the candidate of National Conscience Party, NCP, for Edo State September 10, governorship election.
Announcing the result of the party’s primary held at its Secretariat in Benin City, electoral officer for the election, Mr. Isaac Igbinedion said 36 delegates were accredited for the exercise while 27 voted for the aspirant.
In his address, State chairman of the party, Vicor Ogba said though Pastor Omoragbon, a retired nurse was the only aspirant for the election, “the party’s constitution required that votes must be cast.”
Ogba said the aspirant was unavoidably absent at the primary because according to him, he (Omoragbon) had travelled to Europe on humanitarian assignment, “ but his flight was cancelled following a terrorist attack in Turkey.”
Omoragbon who afterwards spoke to the delegates via a tele-conference apologized for his absence and solicited for their support at the poll.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and operatives of the Nigerian Police monitored the exercise.

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