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Ali Modu Sheriff Edo PDP asks INEC to ignore embattled chairman’s candidate

The PDP also added that Osagie Ize-Iyamu remains the only recognised candidate who will stand in the elections.

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(Nigeriatoday)

The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ignore Ali Modu Sheriff’s candidate for the upcoming governorship elections.

The PDP also added that Osagie Ize-Iyamu remains the only recognised candidate who will stand in the elections.

The National Publicity Secretary of the Ahmed Makarfi faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said "In Edo, the Sheriff faction is saying INEC must recognise the candidate submitted by it (Sheriff faction). How would INEC take something from a man that is only a busybody to the party?

“If a court had ruled that Sheriff is not the chairman of the PDP, how then would a court say that INEC should recognise a candidate recognised by Sheriff.”

Adding that “Sheriff is saying that he is the national chairman of the PDP by a court order even when the governors and other members of the party have rejected him. Some people are trying to use the judiciary to destroy Nigeria’s democracy.

“An example is what is playing out in Abia State. But we are not going to allow our nation’s democracy to be destroyed. Nigeria has become a laughing stock and we must sensitise people to this because it (indiscriminate court injunctions) is a new development.

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“People are trying to manipulate the judiciary for their own gains and this is dangerous for democracy. The PDP National Convention is supreme and Sheriff has no legal basis to parade himself as the PDP national chairman.”

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to only recognise the Edo and Ondo governorship candidates from the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction.

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