We’ll screen two factions of PDP – OGSIEC

THE Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), on Monday, said it would screen the two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the ongoing screening exercise for the October 8, Local Government Election.

Speaking with Tribune Online was the Commissioner III in the Commission, Mr Mutiu Agboke, who said that the electoral body received lists from the two factions.

He explained that the two factions would be screened accordingly.

Agboke added that 17 political parties would be contesting in the election and that the Commission was yet to receive any direction on the issue.

He said, “We have so many court judgements with us, they are not contradictory, they are judgement on different issues and we are not the court of appeal to decide on which judgement is superior to the other.

“We are still on the issue of PDP, INEC has not responded to our letter, no clear cut direction and that is the reason but we don’t want to be caught in the web, and that is why we are screening the two factions.”

However, there was a mild drama at the screening venue, when a councillorship candidate, Mr Adeitan Moruf, was asked to define who a councillor is. He defined a councillor as a “sweeper”.

He said that he would be sweeping his ward from Amukankan to Oke Ago-Owu, if elected into office.