Edo congresses: PDP urges Shaibu, others to take grievances to appeal panel 

The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, has urged members who had reservations about the outcome of the party’s adhoc delegates election to approach the appeal panel.

Chairman of the state PDP, Dr. Anthony Aziegbemi who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City on Monday, cautioned against press interviews, which according to him, were capable of battering the party’s image.

According to him, “I will urge them (aspirants) to be more circumspect in granting press interviews, because their statements are capable of  battering PDP image.”

The party, on Sunday held adhoc delegates election across 192 wards in the state on Sunday. Those elected at the congress are expected to vote at the party’s primary at elect its flag bearer for the September governorship election.

The state deputy governor and aspirant for the  governorship poll, Comrade Philip Shaibu and eight other aspirants had faulted the exercise; and declared it illegal.

Continuing, Aziegbemi said elections were held in all the wards, except in Etsako West Council, where hoodlums abducted nine electoral committee officials who were heading to the local government for the exercise.

He said the Governor Peter Mbah-led  electoral committee sent by the national leadership of the party, however, cancelled elections in Etsako West following the unfortunate incident.

The party chair nonetheless described the delegates’ congress as the best in Nigeria, and lauded the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for pushing a free and fair exercise.