Omeneme Jacobs From Benin
The embattled former 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 and has urged members nationwide especially in Edo State to disregard it.
In a letter addressed to the Chairman of 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 what happened in Edo and said that the party is going to conduct a proper primary in the state.
Also in another statement, the party released a scheduled congress in Edo State to start from June 23rd-June 29th with the inauguration of Congress Committee scheduled for Thursday.
Also in another statement, the National Chairman warned state Chairmen and officers of the party to desist meeting or having anything with the illegal Caretaker committee and warned that anybody dealing with them is on his own.
In another statement also, 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 a 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 with immediate effect.