PDP shifts Edo Primary till Thursday, June 25

Osaretin Osadebamwen - Abuja

As the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted a waiver to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to contest the Edo governorship election primary on a new date of June 25 two days later than it has earlier announced.

Spokesman of the party, Kola Ologbondiya in a release last night said the action of the NWC is pursuant to Section 29(2)(b) of the PDP constitution and in exercise of the powers of the National Executive Committee (NEC) under Section (50)(3)(b) of the PDP constitution.

According to the statement “The NWC in the exercise of the above powers has ratified the application for waiver by the ward, local government and state executives of the party in Edo state and accordingly grants a waiver to His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki to enable him to contest the gubernatorial primary of the PDP.

“Also the NWC has further shifted the Edo state governorship primary from an earlier slated date of Tuesday, June 23 to a new date of Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Ologbondiyan explained that the shift is again predicated on exigencies of party activities.

The party had screened three candidates two weeks back but has not made the result of that exercise public.

Those earlier screened are Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama Gideon Ikhine and Kenneth Imasuagbon.

Following the waiver granted bother Obaseki and Shaibu, the PDP primary would have four aspirants seeking for its flag to fly as the candidate of the party in the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State.

 

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