Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the ruling APC, on Monday, June 1, said he did not choose the direct mode of primary elections to pick Edo state governorship candidate.
According to Daily Trust, the former labour leader disclosed this while answering questions at the end of a closed-door meeting with some APC governors and the National Working Committee (NWC).
Contrary to reports that Oshiomhole had insisted that the party will use direct primary, the APC national chairman stated that the decision was taken by the NWC.
However, he maintained that the party has not received any official letter rejecting the mode of the primary election from Governor Obaseki.
The former Edo state governor also dismissed suggestions that the meeting was convened to resolve the feud between him and his godson Obaseki as speculated in some quarters.
Oshiomhole stressed that the meeting held at the party’s secretariat in Abuja was just a regular interface between the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) and NWC.
Kebbi state governor and PGF chairman, Atiku Bagudu, backed Oshiomhole’s statement stressing that the meeting was not about the relationship between the governor and his predecessor.