Get ready to face the music: Sheriff issues strong threat to INEC

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– There is trouble brewing over the rightful PDP candidate in the September 10 Edo governorship election

– Sheriff has warned INEC to recognise his candidate, Mathew Iduoriyekwemwen, as PDP candidate

– A threat letter was submitted on his behalf to the commission by Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma

The factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has threatened the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) over the party’s candidate for the September 10 Edo state governorship election.

Sheriff threatened the electoral commission to recognise his candidate, Mathew Iduoriyekwemwen as the party’s candidate or “face the music at the end of the day.”

Ali Modu Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff wants INEC to recognise his candidate

This was contained in a letter submitted to the commission on behalf of Sheriff by Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma, a member representing Egor/Kpoba-Okha Federal Constituency, Daily Trust reports.

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Addressing newsmen at the INEC premises, Agbonayinma said INEC’s decision to publish the name of Pastor OsagieIze-Iyamu who emerged from a primary election conducted by the national caretaker committee of the party led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi as PDP candidate for the election was illegal.

Today, Hon Iduoriyekwemwen is the rightful candidate. So there is nothing more to say about this than for INEC to be on the side of the law, obey the law of the land. Anybody that refuses to obey the law of the land will face the music at the end of the day,” the lawmaker said.

He however, did not disclose the kind of ‘music’ INEC would face if it does not recognise Sheriff’s candidate.

The leadership crisis rocking the PDP led to the emergence of two factions, one led by Sheriff and the other led by Makarfi.

The two factions submitted two different names to INEC as their governorship candidates for the upcoming Edo state election. The Markafi-led faction submitted the name of Ize-Iyamu as its candidate, while Sheriff’s faction presented Iduoriyekwemwen as its candidate.

When INEC released the list of political parties and candidates that would participate in the September 10 governorship election, it was Ize-Iyamu that was on named as PDP candidate. But, Sheriff rejected the recognition given to Ize-Iyamu as the party’s candidate.

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