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520 Delegates Of Modu Sheriff PDP To Elect Edo Guber Candidate Today

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Posted: Jun 29, 2016 at 6:21 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

…Group Says INEC Will Supervise Exercise


Francis Onoiribholo

Benin – Five hundred and twenty delegates of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are now set to elect its governorship candidate today in Benin City, the Edo State capital, a group disclosed on Tuesday.

The group also disclosed that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has written to them that it would be available to supervise the exercise.

Mr. Ebenezer Alabi, acting chairman of the faction in the state, who disclosed this to journalists, said the police and other security agencies had been contacted to provide security at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, venue of the exercise.

Okharedia Ihimekpen, spokesman of the group, while explaining further, narrated that “INEC officials will be arriving from Abuja to supervise the exercise.”

Ihimekpen said the Ahmed Makarfi faction sent the name of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to INEC but INEC rejected the name based on a court order restraining it from doing so until the ruling which we are expecting on July 4.

“So INEC is coming. The exercise will take place at the Tennis Court section of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium. We have 520 delegates that will elect the governorship candidate, they are called ad hoc delegates from the 192 wards in the state. So those thinking INEC will shun the exercise are wasting their time,” he stated.

“Two governorship aspirants of the group, a member of the House of Representatives, Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma and former state representative in the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, would be involved in the exercise,” he said.