Police Abort Modu-Sheriff’s Factional PDP Primaries In Edo

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By Nuel Suji – The Police in Edo State Wednesday cordoned off the gate leading to the Stadium venue of the Ali Modu-Sheriff led faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries planned for the state.

Sacked PDP National Chairman
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The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is the scheduled venue for the planned governorship primary of Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benin.

Two aspirants were put forward for the Governorship ticket in the aborted factional primaries. They are: Mathew Iduoriyekemwen and Johnson Agbonayinma.

Commissioner of Police in the State, Chris Eziken said, “I am not INEC. It is too early to find out if the primaries will hold or not. You can call me back in the afternoon to find out.”

Asked if INEC would witness the exercise, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Sam Olumekun, said only the national headquarters could comment on the matter.

A member of the Caretaker Committee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the primary would be held as scheduled but that they were looking for another venue.

The Ahmed Markafi-led PDP faction held its primaries on June 20 at the same venue which produced Osagie Ize-Iyamu as its candidate.

Mr. Ize-Iyamu defeated Mr. Iduoriyekemwen and Solomon Edebiri at the primary, but Mr. Iduoriyekemwen later joined the Modu Sheriff faction after he faulted the process of the primaries.

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