PPD suspends primaries indefinitely in Imo

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state said it has indefinitely suspended its primaries for the House of Assembly and House of Representatives due to an unreconciled list of delegates. A statement from the PDP’s legal adviser in the state, Kessinger Ikeokwu, on Sunday attributed the failure to hold the primaries to “the confusion caused by the National Assembly.” Mr. Ikeoku explained that Imo would not be voting along with other states that were now voting with their three-man district delegates and one national delegate. “Please note that the reason for the suspension of the primaries of the House of Assembly and the House of Representatives of the PPD in Imo as a result of the confusion that arose from the error of the national assembly in the country. “This depends on Section 84 (8) of the Electoral Act, which inadvertently led to the exclusion of more than 80 percent of the delegates who were normally required to vote in the primaries. “The Imo PDP case was aggravated because it had not ordered its three ad hoc delegates, who should vote in the primaries due to pending litigation. “All preparations were made for us to use our statutory delegates to vote, before the national assembly saw the error in Section 84 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2022, which excluded statutory delegates. “What it means is that it created a chaotic situation for Imo because we haven’t finalized our elected delegates,” he explained. Ikeoku urged PDP members in the state to ignore “fifth columnists writing about a crisis within the party.” According to him, there is no crisis, as party leaders at all levels worked together to ensure that our ad hoc delegates are allowed to vote in our primaries at a later date to be announced. He assured them that as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari signs the amended Electoral Law of 2022, the list of state delegates would be duly constituted. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; PPD suspends primaries indefinitely in Imo