The People’s Democratic Party in Imo said it has suspended its primaries for the House of Assembly and House of Representatives indefinitely, over unreconciled delegates list.
The statement by the Legal Advisor of the party in the state, Mr Kessinger Ikeokwu, on Sunday, featured the non-conduct of the primaries to distraction caused by the National Assembly.
Ikeoku clearify that Imo wouldn’t vote along with other states who were now voting with their three-man and one-man national delegates.
On his statement, said: “Please note that the explanation for the suspension of the PDP House of Assembly and House of Representatives primaries in Imo was a result of the distraction that arose from the error of the National Assembly in the country.
“This is depends on Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act, which unintentionally led to the exclusion of over 80 percent of delegates common meant to vote at the primaries.
“The Imo PDP’s case became supersize because it hadn’t tidied up its three-man accidental delegates, who should vote at the primaries, thanks to pending litigations.
“Every preparation was made for us to use our statutory delegates to vote, before the National Assembly saw the error in the Section 84 of the Amended Electoral Act, 2022, which eliminate the statutory delegates.
“What it means is that it created a situation of chaos for Imo because we’ve not concluded our elected delegates,” he explained.
He urged the party faithful to neglect fifth columnists writing about crisis within the party.
According to him, there’s no crisis, because the leadership of the party at all levels are working together “to ensure our ad hoc delegates are free to vote at our primaries on a later date to be announced.”
He also assured them that as soon as possible, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), signed the amended Electoral Act, 2022, the state delegate list would be politly constituted to vote at the primaries.
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