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Dennis Idahosa becomes Edo APC governorship candidate



Dennis Idahosa

In the political arena of Edo State, a fresh narrative unfolded last Saturday as Dennis Idahosa, a well-known figure in the House of Representatives, clinched a significant victory.

Competing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election, Idahosa emerged as the beacon of his party for the upcoming governorship election scheduled for September 21. The victory was no small feat; amidst the fervor and anticipation, Idahosa secured a whopping 40,483 votes, outdistancing himself from the eight other contenders vying for the same spot.

The announcement of the results was a moment of high drama and celebration. Hope Uzodimma, the Governor of Imo State and the appointed chairman of the APC primary election committee, declared Idahosa the winner. His victory wasn’t just about the numbers; it was a testament to his popularity and the trust the party members placed in him. Uzodimma highlighted Idahosa’s achievement, emphasizing that out of the nine aspirants, it was Idahosa who rallied the highest number of votes to his name.

However, the election day was not without its confusion. A mix-up regarding the official location of the election committee’s secretariat added a layer of intrigue to the day’s events. Initially, there was a discrepancy over whether the Protea Hotel or the Lushville Hotel was the legitimate venue for announcing the results. This confusion could have easily spiraled into chaos, but it was promptly clarified that the Protea Hotel was the actual secretariat of the committee. This hiccup, though minor, shed light on the complexities and the often unpredictable nature of political processes.

Idahosa’s victory is more than just a political triumph; it’s a narrative of perseverance, strategy, and the importance of clear communication within the political machinery. It underscores the essence of leadership and the significance of having a clear vision for governance. As the APC gears up for the governorship election on September 21, Idahosa’s win has set the stage for what promises to be a fiercely contested election.

This event is not just a milestone for Idahosa and the APC but also a vibrant chapter in Edo State’s political saga. It offers new insights into the dynamics of primary elections, the preparation and determination of candidates, and the crucial role of organizational clarity within political parties. As Edo State looks forward to the governorship election, the anticipation and expectations are high. Dennis Idahosa’s journey from a member of the House of Representatives to becoming the APC’s flag bearer in the governorship election is a compelling story of political ambition, resilience, and the unyielding pursuit of leadership.

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