Edo: Sher­iff urges INEC to obey court judg­ment

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

The fac­tional na­tional chair­man of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), Se­na­tor Ali Modu Sher­iff, has asked the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC) to ac­cept Mathew Iduoriyekemwen as the party’s can­di­date for the Septem­ber 10, 2016, Edo State gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion.

Sher­iff ex­plained that the Fed­eral High Court, sit­ting in Abuja, re­cently or­dered that only Iduoriyekemwen should be recog­nised by the INEC as PDP can­di­date for the elec­tion, hav­ing emerged at a pri­mary poll con­ducted by him (Sher­iff).

Ad­dress­ing a group of sup­port­ers who vis­ited him in Abuja, yes­ter­day, to de­clare their sup­port for his lead­er­ship, Sher­iff, through his deputy, Dr Cairo Ojoug­boh, dis­pelled me­dia re­ports that the can­di­date of the se­na­tor Makarfi-led PDP care­taker com­mit­tee, Pas­tor Osagie IzeIyamu, was ac­cepted by INEC.

He said that the com­mis­sion was still study­ing the dif­fer­ent court judg­ments on the is­sue re­gard­ing the ac­tual can­di­date of the PDP.

“I hereby call on the only can­di­date of the PDP, Mathew Iduoriyekemwen, to go about with his cam­paign vig­or­ously and win Edo State for our party,” he said.

Sen. Ali Modu Sher­iff

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