PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff declares Edo governorship primaries illegal, sets up temporary NWC

The National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party, Senator Ali modu Sheriff has declared Monday's Governorship Primaries in Edo State as illegal and a contraption of an illegal caretaker Committee and has urged members nationwide especially in Edo State to disregard it.

In a letter addressed to the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission signed by the National Chairman and the
National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo. The Party through the letter urged INEC not to give legitimacy to what happened in Edo and said that the party is going to conduct a proper primary in the state.

Also in another statement, the party released a scheduled congress in Edo State to start from June 23rd-June 29th with the inauguration of Congress Committee scheduled for Thursday. Also in another statement, the National Chairman warned state Chairmen and officers of the party to desist meeting or having anything with the illegal Caretaker committee and warned that anybody dealing with them is on his own.

He said he made the appointments following the resignation of five members of the NWC and in accordance with the provisions of sections 39(2), 42 (2), 43 (2), 44 (2) and 47 (6) of the Constitution of the PDP 2012 as amended.
The newly appointed officers are as follow;

1. Mr. Okey Nnadozie – Acting National Organizing Secretary

2. Mr. Alonge-Niyi Dennis –Acting National Youth Leader

3. Mrs. Hannatu Ullam –Acting National Women Leader

4. Barrister Bashir Maidugu –Acting National Legal Adviser.

The appointment is with immediate effect.

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