Its decision to nullify the gubernatorial election was hinged on the unlawful exclusion of Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State who is the chairman of South-East Governors Forum stated this in a televised broadcast on Tuesday.
The screening panel of the ruling party edged out Mr Obaseki alongside two others.
But as the exercise went on his candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, lost to the governor who scored over 307,000 votes to defeat his closest opponent who polled over 220,000 votes.
A total of seventeen political parties are participating in the exercise but three; All Progressive Congress (APC) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) are top contenders.
The meeting was characterised by open and frank discussions of the difficulties now facing Nigeria.
Mr Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, kicking against the slogan said the country was already working as what is need is to move the country to the 'next level.'