The Chairman of ALGON in Edo, Mr Jerkins Osunde, who was represented by Osi Akhigbe, Etsako central chairman in a news briefing said the process would undermine all efforts at containing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Osunde, however, described indirect primaries as the safest option, the most humane and healthy alternative for the Edo APC governorship primaries.
“We are aware of the health dangers the virus portends for the people in our communities if the measures put in place are not strictly adhered to.
“We are also aware of the corrosive blight that the virus can inflict on our people if we fail to follow the NCDC guidelines.
“We cannot in good conscience, support a political exercise that will put the health of our people in grave danger,” he said.
Osunde expressed shock that anyone with genuine concern for the lives of Edo people will at this point be proposing a massive gathering of people.
He said that negates the global best practices prescription of physical distancing as measure for containing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
INEC stated that the campaign proper could start on June 21.
Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Donald Ugwu (NAN)