Edo: Sheriff urges INEC to obey court judgment
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