Edo PDP demands cancellation of ward delegates election

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The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has demanded the cancellation of the results of ward delegates election held on Saturday in the state.

A statement released on Wednesday by the Edo State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Ogie Vasco, said the call for the cancellation became pertinent in view of irregularities recorded in the election.

“So arising from the purported sham called congress, the leaders of the Edo State Chapter of the PDP reject in totality the results of the purported ward congresses.

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“Also, after a cursory overview of the whole, the leaders in their wisdom have denounced the whole process as a sham marred by acute manipulation.

“The office of the National Organising Secretary published three conflicting letters on the composition of officers in charge of the congress both at the wards and local government areas.

“The last letter consisted of names of serving government officials in Edo and Delta States.”

The state publicity secretary added that the irregular act was communicated to the national leadership of the party by the nine aspirants so affected, yet nothing was done.

“Where then is the fairness the NWC (National Working Committee) has preached in the various engagements with stakeholders leading to this Congress?

“These and other infractions observed need to be addressed properly.

“Consequently, the leadership of the party calls on all party faithful to join in the call to right the wrongs of the sham perpetrated this past weekend. And also call for a total cancellation of the exercise”, Vasco said.

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