Sheriff Cancels Edo PDP Primary


National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has canceled Monday’s governorship primary of the party in Edo State describing it as illegal, adding that it as the work of an illegal care-taker committee.

A former Secretary to the State Government, Osagie Ize-Iyamu emerged the party’s flagbearer in the primaries conducted by another faction of the party led by a former Governor of Kaduna State, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, the chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee put together by PDP governors at the convention held in Port Harcourt on May 21.

However, a statement co-signed by Sheriff and Wale Oladipo, former National Secretary, PDP, revealed that a letter had been written to the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), urging him not to “give legitimacy to what happened in Edo”.

In the statement on Tuesday, Sheriff urged members of the party nationwide, especially in Edo State, to disregard the primary saying the party would conduct a “proper primary” in the state.


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