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There are reports that thousands of voters in the Edo Governorship Primaries of the All Progressives Congress across the 18 local government areas have not been able to cast their votes.

The APC direct primaries is holding in the 192 wards in Edo State, but most of the wards were yet to see officials of the electoral committee as of 12 noon.

It was gathered that members of the committee were still in Benin City on the instruction of the Chairman of the Committee, Hope Uzodima.

According to reports, no election is holding across the state, as no materials were deployed for the exercise.

“Over 50,000 voters are right now being disenfranchised,” The Conclave reported on Saturday.

There are also reports that fake results were already flying around on the social media allocating fake numbers to candidates.

It has also been reported that some APC leaders have the result written and would announce it shortly.

Observers complained about the flagrant disregard for democracy and the rights of voters, describing the development as unacceptable.

They insisted that the people of Edo State deserved a free, fair, and transparent electoral process, adding it was deeply disappointing to see such blatant disregard for the democratic process.

One of them said: “The APC leadership must take immediate action to rectify this situation and ensure that the primary elections are conducted in a fair and transparent manner. Anything short of this would be a betrayal of the trust of the people of Edo State and a mockery of democracy.

“We call on all relevant authorities to investigate these serious allegations of misconduct and ensure that those responsible are held accountable.”

Menwhile, there are fears that the Chair of the Primary Election Committee and Imo Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma is planning to declare one of the aspirants, Senator Monday Okpebholo, as winner of the exercise in spite of the monumental glitches and run out of Benin immediately thereafter.

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