Two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State on Sunday simultaneously held parallel primaries at different locations across the state.
The primary election was conducted to elect candidates for the state assembly as well as the House of Representatives.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that from the faction loyal to Gov. Godwin Obaseki, only those who defected from the APC to the PDP had continued to emerge as winners.
Similarly, from the camp loyal to Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman, South South of the PDP, only the old PDP members emerged winners.
Officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) monitored the primaries by the faction loyal to the party’s National Vice Chairman, South South, but the same could not be said about the faction loyal to the governor.
But a PDP member, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the primaries were not parallel.
He said the party primaries can only be done by the list certified by INEC for the purpose.
He said, ”Elections were held to elect three ad hoc delegates.”
He added only the three elected delegates that can participate in this election and INEC monitored the three ad hoc delegates elections.