Sher­iff to present Edo gov’ship can­di­date to INEC

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

The em­bat­tled na­tional chair­man of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), Sen­a­tor Ali Modu Sher­iff, has said that he will, to­mor­row, submit the name of Matthew Iduoriyek­wemwen to the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC) as the party’s can­di­date for the Septem­ber 10 gu­ber­na­to­rial elec­tion in Edo State.

Sher­iff, who spoke in Abuja when he pre­sented a Cer­tifi­cate of Re­turn to Iduoriyek­wemwen, said that the INEC was obliged to re­ceive the name of his can­di­date for the elec­tion, based on a judg­ment by de­liv­ered by Jus­tice Okon Abang of the Fed­eral High Court in Abuja which recog­nised him as the au­then­tic na­tional chair­man of the party.

Jus­tice Abang had on Thurs­day, last week, af­firmed Sher­iff as the PDP na­tional chair­man and walked out Makarfi’s lawyers af­ter de­scrib­ing the Makarfi-led PDP care­taker com­mit­tee as il­le­gal.

The sec­re­tary of the elec­toral com­mit­tee for the con­duct of Edo State gov­er­nor­ship pri­mary elec­tion, Bar­ris­ter Ahmed Gu­lak, while presenting a re­port of the elec­tion, said that a to­tal of 677 del­e­gates were ac­cred­ited for the pri­mary poll while 502 par­tic­i­pated in the ac­tual vot­ing.

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