Youth and Women Stage Protest at Edo APC Secretariat

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A group of disgruntled youths and women converged on the All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretariat along Airport Road in Benin City, Edo State, demanding the immediate removal of the state executive members, led by the acting Chairman, Jarret Tenebe.

Under the leadership of Tony Adun, the party’s Youth leader, widely known as Kabaka, the protesters forcefully entered the premises, seizing furniture, bags of rice, and other equipment. They adamantly declared their intention to occupy the building for seven days.

Adun clarified that their protest stemmed from their discontent with the conduct of the party officials during Saturday’s primary election, which resulted in the emergence of three winners. The chaotic nature of the primaries has stirred widespread dissatisfaction among party members and stakeholders.

Notably, Senator Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, a prominent contender in the Edo APC 2024 governorship primary election, has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to intervene in the looming crisis within the party. Expressing grave concerns over the flawed conduct of the primaries, Senator Osunbor has urged for the cancellation of the process, which has thus far yielded three gubernatorial flag-bearers for the APC.

The protest underscores the escalating tensions within the Edo APC, with discontent brewing over the handling of the primary elections. As the party grapples with internal strife, calls for intervention and remedial action are intensifying, signaling a critical juncture in the political landscape of the state.


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