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JUST IN: Controversy trails PDP primaries as winners emerge


Controversy trails PDP primaries as winners emerge

The PDP‘s Lagos State department has petitioned the National Working Committee (NWC) to name off the primaries for the House of Assembly and House of Representatives.

Mr. Philips Aivoji, the celebration’s chairman, made the announcement at a press convention.

The electoral committee’s advert hoc delegates’ lists for each primaries, in accordance with Aivoji, had been tampered with.


The train was but to happen on the time of reporting this report, since celebration members had been stranded whereas officers in control of the train arrived.

“We are all astonished to find that the lists do not reflect the authentically chosen Ad-Hoc delegates as performed by the party’s organs at the ward level and overseen by the DSS and INEC,” Aivoji added.

“Copies of the state’s Ad-Hoc lists, which were presented to INEC, are completely different from the one brought by the committee for the purpose of the exercise.”


“We have been unable to contact the committee chairman and secretary because their phones have been shut off or are unavailable.”

“As law-abiding members of our great party, we unanimously reject these lists and can no longer guarantee the free, fair, and credible party primary that we have vowed to hold.”

“The proceedings had been rigged from the begin to favour one candidate over one other.


“As a result, we demand that the election be called off completely.” Otherwise, not alone would the celebration’s electoral prospects be jeopardised.”

Over 10 gunmen stormed the Anglican Girl’s Grammar School in Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area, the place the PDP House of Assembly major was being held.

Shortly after the outcomes had been introduced, they assaulted the sector in three Toyota Sienna vans, capturing into the air.


The incumbent, Rollands Igbakpa, and Erhiatake Suenu-Ibori tied for the PDP Ethiope Federal Constituency after every receiving 34 votes.

Mr Eugene Ozum, the returning officer for the Ethiope Federal Constituency, pronounced the election a tie and said the PDP hierarchy would convene to make a conclusion.

Orode Uduaghan, the daughter of former Delta Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, was defeated by Fred Martins within the PDP Warri North Constituency major.


Uduaghan, who acquired solely seven votes, was defeated by Fred Martins, who acquired 25 votes.

Askia Ogieh, the previous Managing Director of the Delta State Oil Producing and Development Commission (DESOPADEC), misplaced the PDP Isoko Federal Constituency primaries to Jonathan Ukodhiko, who acquired 33 votes to Askia’s 21.

Ten of Niger’s 26 seats submitted election outcomes earlier than 8 p.m.

Rafi, Bida South, Bida North, Bosso, Lavun, Suleja, Gurara, Chachanga, Wushishi, and Bosso are among the many LGAs.

At 8 p.m., Niger PDP Director of Special Duties Rahina Ibrahim despatched an e-mail to all electoral officers informing them that the state celebration secretariat had closed and that outcomes could be collated once more at 8 a.m. right now.

Many LGAs skilled late arrival of electoral officers and thugs disrupting exercise.

The PDP candidates for the 26 state constituencies and 10 federal constituencies in Akwa Ibom had been chosen by way of primaries.

The drills, which began about 1 p.m. owing to late materials supply, had been nice.

Members who had been indignant with the outcomes of the ad-hoc delegates election on April 30 skipped the first.

Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen, a Senatorial aspirant for Akwa Ibom South (Eket) district, revealed that they boycotted the primaries as a result of it was illegitimate.

Michael Isaiah, alias Tompolo, a local of Ogbia, Bayelsa State, was assassinated throughout the primaries within the space.

As candidates, many recent names emerged. Mrs Ebizi Ndiomu-Brown, a former Deputy Chief of Staff to Seriake Dickson, was proclaimed the winner of the Sagbama Constituency 3 election.

Pamoh Werinipre received the Kolokuma-Opokuma Constituency 1 election.

In Ogun, Rasheed Kashamu, the son of late Senator Buruji Kashamu, received the first election for Ijebu North State constituency 1 (Ijebu Igbo).

Yusuf Daisi, additionally recognized as Legacy, was elected to the PDP House of Assembly for the Ijebu Ode state constituency.

The primaries had been marked by late arrival of supplies and the absence of provides in some centres.

Criticism and dissatisfaction adopted the primaries in Oyo.

While the intra-party election went by way of and not using a hitch in some areas, the scene was tense in others.

Some delegates alleged they didn’t signal INEC outcomes on the historical Mapo Hall, the place the first for Ibadan South East State Constituency 1 was held, to point out their opposition to the way the election was carried out.

St. John’s Primary School, Alake, Academy, Ibadan, the election venue for South East State Constituency 2, had an analogous report.

Delegates additionally claimed that some celebration leaders intimidated and harassed them with a view to be sure that solely those that would vote for his or her candidates had been permitted to vote. They mentioned that celebration leaders confirmed there with uniformed safety officers who allegedly barred sure delegates from voting.

At Mapo Hall, our correspondent noticed the celebration’s Deputy National Chairman, Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, who was surrounded by safety personnel together with law enforcement officials, DSS brokers, and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps members (NSCDC).

Security officers insisted that solely delegates be allowed into the corridor the place the election was held, subsequently journalists weren’t permitted in.


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