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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Embattled PDP Chair, Alimodu Sherriff Overrules Edo Election…Appoints Adhoc Officers


Sherriff

Ize Iyamu
What can aptly be described as a total confusion is brewing right now as the embattled factional National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has declared Monday’s Governorship Primaries in Edo State as illegal and a contraption of an illegal care-taker Committee, he has therefore urged members nationwide especially in Edo State to disregard the whole process leading to the election of the State’s PDP aspirant.

In a letter got exclusively by National Enquirer addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission signed by the National Chairman and the National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, the Party through the letter urged INEC not to give legitimacy to the process that led to the election of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the PDP aspirant in Edo saying a new and proper primary will be conducted in due cause.

Also in another statement, the party released a scheduled congress in Edo State to start from June 23rd-29th, 2016 with the inauguration of Congress Committee scheduled for Thursday and the National Chairman has warned state Chairmen and officers of the party to desist from meeting or having anything with the illegal Caretaker committee and warned that anybody dealing with them is doing so at his own peril.

Senator Sheriff also announced the appointment of some deputy national Officers as members of the National Working Committee in acting capacity. The party said that it is acting in pursuance to the resignation of five (5) members of NWC and in accordance with the provisions of sections 39(2), 42(2), 43 (2), 44 (2) and 47 (6) of the Constitution of the party 2012 as amended.

The newly appointed officers are: Mr. Okey Nnadozie – Acting National Organizing Secretary, Mr. Alonge-Niyi Dennis –Acting National Youth Leader, Mrs. Hannatu Ullam –Acting National Women Leader and Barrister Bashir Maidugu –Acting National Legal Adviser. The appointment, he said is to take effect immediately.

Charles Nwokoye

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