PDP To Conduct Ondo Primary Poll, Warn Thugs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised thugs to avoid the location of its primary poll for governor. 

It stated that the primary would take place at the International Culture and Event Centre (the Dome) on Thursday, April 25.

According to Kennedy Peretei, a spokesman for the Ondo PDP, a seven-member primary election commission led by Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the deputy governor of Bayelsa state, would oversee the primary.

Peretei said that the party’s nominee for governor would be chosen by 627 delegates drawn from each of the state’s eighteen local government districts. He announced that delegate accreditation would start at 10:00 a.m.

“All those who are not Delegates or have no business at the venue are advised to keep a reasonable distance from the arena,” he said.

Earlier, the PDP in Ondo state has faulted the All Progressives Congress (APC) conduct of its  primary election.

It blasted the APC’s conduct of the primary, describing it as a charade and a mockery of  democracy in every sense of the word.

APC national headquarters collected N830 million from candidates for an election that the PDP reported “would be an anticlimax and their aspirations to occupy the number one seat in the state completely eclipsed and all the efforts headed for the dustbin.”

According to the PDP’s spokesman Kennedy Peretei, Kogi state governor Ahmed Usman Ododo caused more disruption in the primary than his boss Yahaya Bello caused four years prior during the late former governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s reelection primary. 

Journalists were taken aback, according to Peretei, “by the fact that there were no election materials or officials to oversee the exercise in nearly every location where elections were scheduled to take place.”

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