Ali Modu Sheriff Ex-PDP Chairman gives reasons for fresh Edo primaries

Sheriff had earlier cancelled the primaries conducted by the PDP in the state and also dissolved the Edo PDP’s executive committee.

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Factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff has explained why he’s conducting fresh primaries in Edo State.

Sheriff had earlier cancelled the primaries conducted by the PDP in the state and also dissolved the Edo PDP’s executive committee.

“The leadership of our party under Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, invoked section 31, sub section 2E of the Constitution of PDP by suspending the state executive members of the PDP in Edo State led by Chief Dan Orbih, for three months and appointed a seven-man committee to superintend the affairs of the PDP in Edo State,” Ebenezer Alabi, the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee instituted by Sheriff told journalists in Benin City on Monday, June 27, 2016.

“We are holding our governorship primaries on Wednesday, and the purpose of the primaries is to conform with the ruling of the court. You are aware that a lot of our members are in court as to who is the authentic leader of PDP in Nigeria because of the aborted convention we had in Port Harcourt. The court has made pronouncements. We are a democratic party, and I believe we must follow the law,” he added.

Meanwhile, the suspended officials of the Edo PDP have said that Sheriff doesn’t have the right to sack them.

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