The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.


It is quite preposterous that some political actors and interlopers in the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have chosen to undermine the party for their personal and selfish interests with the shameful smear campaigns to discredit the just concluded adhoc ward delegate election which was successfully held across the State.

First, it is important to state that the duty and powers of organizing a delegate election lie in the hands of the National Working Committee of the PDP, and in its wisdom, the NWC set up a 5-man Ad-hoc Ward Delegate Electoral Committee led by Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, in line with the PDP Constitution and the Committee successful organised what is today recognized as one of the best congresses ever organised in the recent history of the State.

It is unheard of for a player in a match to want to become part of the officiating team. The guidelines for the ward delegate congress were made available by the NWC to aspiring delegates, while party members were also available to be lobbied to vote for and support whichever delegate they preferred.

Also, governorship aspirants do not determine who becomes a delegate but party members and PDP members across the State came out in their numbers at the weekend to elect their preferred delegates ahead of the National Delegates Election. Hence, the allegations that two persons wrote the Congress results are totally false, divisive and misleading. Some of the results are attached to this write-up.

Now that the Congress has successfully held, the NWC has also set up an Appeal Committee which is still currently sitting in Abuja. It is also important to state here that 99.9% of the delegates who contested did not file an appeal. One would wonder who then is more interested in the procedure and process than the contestants.

Let me also quickly mention that the National Delegate Election is coming up on Saturday, February, 10, 2024, at the local government collation centre. All elected adhoc delegates from the ward are expected to come out to elect the national delegate for each local government. That is where we all should be focused .

However, all the governorship aspirants will know the names of the delegates as soon as they are published thereafter, they can lobby these delegates to vote for them at the governorship primaries which is scheduled to take place on February 22, 2024.


Dr Bolaji Ojebuoboh
Asst. State Publicity Secretary.

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