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Modu-Sheriff Faction Arrives Benin For Another PDP Primaries

PDP, Modu-Sheriff, Police
Posted: Jun 27, 2016 at 6:23 am   /   by   /   comments (2)

Francis Onoiribholo

Benin – The Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) arrived Benin, the Edo State capital, on Friday to conduct another governorship primary election for the party’s aspirants.

The members of the ad hoc delegates’ committee were lodged in one of the three star hotels in Benin GRA where they were seen putting finishing torches to arrangements for the conduct of the election of the ad hoc delegates that will vote during the primaries scheduled for Thursday this week.

Alhaji Hazeem Gbolarumi, chairman of the committee and former deputy governor of Oyo State, with other members of the committee, told journalists that all was set for the conduct of the ad hoc delegates’ election, adding that his committee had met with some ward and local government chairmen of the PDP ahead of the exercise.

He said that since their arrival in Benin on Friday, his committee had been able to take necessary steps ahead of the exercise, pointing out that they have met with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and have intimated security operatives of their mission in Edo State.

Gbolarumi said that his committee and other committees that would be coming to Edo State for the purpose of the primary election will not be working with the Edo State Working Committee of the party.

He said that from the 192 wards, they would elect their delegates, saying, “We have met some ward and local government chairmen. People are beginning to know the truth of the matter.

“Right now, Sheriff is the authentic chairman of the PDP. Whatever they (Makarfi faction) are doing, it is not recognised by INEC. I doubt if INEC monitored their primaries.

“By Monday, we will finish with the ad hoc committee thing. Then, the screening committee will also do their work. Then, the committee that will conduct the primaries will take it up from there.

“The national headquarters of the party has already suspended the Edo exco of the PDP. Since they have been suspended and a caretaker committee has been inaugurated, we don’t have any business to do with the now suspended state exco.

“We will be dealing with the newly inaugurated caretaker committee. They will soon be around. Screening committee is coming; the primary committee is also coming. We are coming to tell the people that Modu-Sheriff is in charge,” Gbolarumi said.


Comments (2)

  • Jun 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm praise_ejike

    This is madness, the Edo PDP has concluded their primaries and that is history. This sheriff man and his group were really sent by the ruling APC to ruin PDP and to make it impossible for PDP to present a candidate for the Edo Guber election. Edo people should resist this and stand firm on their resolve to vote out APC come Sept 10th.

  • Jun 27, 2016 at 10:57 am ahmed y usman

    the strong man

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