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PDP Crisis Iduoriyekemwen is Edo guber candidate for Sheriff’s group

The embattled PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff ordered that a fresh governorship primary election be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

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(PM News Nigeria)

A former member of the Edo ‎State House of Assembly, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) guber candidate in Edo state.

The embattled PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff ordered that a fresh governorship primary election be held.

Sheriff cancelled the election that produced Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the party’s governorship flag-bearer, describing it as illegal.

Reports say the fresh governorship primary election was held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, by the factional chairman of the PDP in Edo state, Ebenezer Alabi.

Iduoriyekemwen was announced the winner of the election by the chairman of the electoral committee, Ahmed Gulak, after getting 481 votes.

Gulak also explained that 677 delegates were accredited, 502 people voted, and 21 votes were invalid.

Punch reports that the National Vice-Chairman of Sheriff’s faction, Cairo Ojougboh, said “I want to state for the benefit of Nigerians that this primary (election) today is the only authentic primary for Edo State. If you are in doubt, go to INEC and find our whether I have lied or not; I am a man of integrity and I don’t lie.

“I want to also state that the only chairman of PDP recognised by law in Nigeria is Ali-Modu Sheriff and his National Working Committee.”

No official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was present at the primaries, reports say.

An Abuja High court sacked Ali Modu Sheriff as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

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