Drama as Modu Sheriff arrives Edo for another PDP primaries

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– The Ali Modu-Sheriff led faction of PDP have arrived in Benin to conduct another gubernatorial primary election

– Senator Ali modu Sheriff had earlier declared PDP’s governorship primaries in Edo state as illegal

Embattled PDP national chairman Ali Modu-Sheriff

Embattled PDP national chairman Ali Modu-Sheriff

The Ali Modu-Sheriff led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have arrived in Benin, Edo state to conduct another gubernatorial primary election.

According to Daily Independent, the members of the ad hoc delegates committee were lodged in one of the three star hotel in GRA where they were seen putting finishing torches to arrangements for the conduct of the election of ad hoc delegates that will vote during the primaries scheduled for Thursday this week.

READ ALSO: Edo PDP suspends guber aspirant over alliance with Sheriff

The chairman of the committee and former deputy governor of Oyo state, Alhaji Hazeem Gbolarumi,  told journalists that all was set for the conduct of the ad hoc delegates’ election on Sunday, June 26,

He added that his committee had met with some ward and local government chairmen of the PDP ahead of the exercise.

Gbolarumi said that since their arrival in Benin on Friday, June 24, his committee had been able to take necessary steps ahead of the exercise, pointing out that they have met with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and have intimated security operatives  of their mission.

He also said that his committee and other committees that would be coming to Edo state for the purpose of the primary election would  not be working with the Edo state working committee of the party.

READ ALSO: Edo primary: PDP aspirant describes election as comedy

The embattled PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, had earlier declared the guber primaries in Edo state as illegal, dismissing it as the work of an  illegal care-taker Committee.

He urged members of the party nationwide especially in Edo State to disregard it.

In a letter signed by the national chairman and the national secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the party through the letter urged INEC not to give legitimacy to what happened in Edo and said that the party is going to conduct a proper primary in the state.

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