Sheriff Defies Court Order, Conducts Edo Guber Primary Election
Despite the Wednesday court judgment declaring the election and actions of Ali Modu Sheriff as national chairman of the PDP as illegal, his faction has gone ahead to conduct a parallel governorship primary in Edo State.

Sheriff had declared the initial primary by the party in the state which produced Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the party’s candidate as illegal, and announced a committee to conduct another primary.

The committee headed by Hope Uzodinma kick-started the voting process at 4:24pm, with 677 accredited delegates casting their votes, according to their local government areas.

Two aspirants were cleared to take part in the primary; Johnson Agbonayima and Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.

However  Agbonayima, member representing Egor and Ikpoba-Okha federal constituency announced he was stepping down ‎Iduoriyekemwen.

The Ahmed Makarfi-led leadership of the party has always maintained that Sheriff is working with the opposition APC to destabilse the party, and spoil its chances to present a good fight in the Edo governorship contest.


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