In the faction loyal to Governor Godwin Obaseki, only those who defected with him from the APC to the PDP had continued to emerge as winners.
Similarly, from the camp loyal to 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.
A chieftain of the party who spoke on anonymity explained that the primaries were not parallel.
According to the chieftain, the party primaries can only be done by the list certified by INEC for the purpose.
“You cannot build something on nothing. Elections were held to elect three ad hoc delegates.
“It is only those three delegates that can participate in this election. And those three ad hoc delegates elections were monitored by INEC, and they have the names of those who emerged.
“You cannot write names of people in Government House to now want to use to conduct election.
“Those on the list of the governor were never monitored by INEC in the election that led to their emergence. Where INEC is, is where primaries are being held,” the chieftain said.
Similarly, Adaze Ewanta, Edo Commissioner for Information, while commenting from the governor’s faction, dismissed reports of parallel primaries.
Meanwhile, results have begun to trickle in about candidates who emerged from the governor’s faction for some of the state assembly seats and House of Representatives.