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PDP 5-man Congress Panel Cancels Exercise in Anambra

Politics

… Petitions INEC, Ayu, Police

By Esindu Jacobs

The People’s Democratic Party PDP five -man Delegates Committee for the three -man ad-hoc delegates Congress, has canceled the exercise in Anambra State.

No new date has been fixed for the exercise which was to be held on Saturday but shifted to Sunday by the Panel because, according to them, they arrived late in the State.

The Panel with Jibrin Ahmed as the Chairman and Ogbonna Victor Okorie as the Secretary, told the Party stakeholders Sunday that the cancellation was their inability to provide the original result sheets for the Congress.

Despite shifting the Congress to Sunday which they communicated the stakeholders who assembled at the Party Secretariat at Udoka housing estate in Awka, they claimed to have left to result sheets in their hotel, while they brought photocopies of the result sheets.

Angered by the behaviour of the Panel , the PDP stakeholders, who engaged them in a shouting match, held them hostage.

And in the process, the Panel agreed and wrote a letter of cancellation of the Congress to the Anambra State PDP stakeholders.

It was signed by Ahmed the Chairman and Okorie the Secretary and the other two members, excluding one of the members who ran away.

The letter was handed over to the Admin Secretary of the party with the photocopies of the result sheets for the 21 local government areas in the State.

It was equally, copied to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu and the State Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng.

According to the letter, “we sincerely apologize for not conducting the congress which was to hold on Saturday but shifted to Sunday by us.

“This was as a result of our inability to provide the original copies of the Congress result sheets and we regret the inconveniences”the Panel wrote

However, it was gathered that one of the Committee members who was sent to pick the original result sheets in the Hotel where they said they left them, ran away and abandoned the Chairman and three others at PDP Secretariat in Awka.

Ifeizu

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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