Sheriff to present Edo gov’ship candidate to INEC
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.