PDP postpones primary election, as reps member withdraws from race in Imo

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The House of Assembly/House of Representatives primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which were supposed to hold on Wednesday in Owerri Imo State capital has been postponed to Thursday.

Speaking on the development, the State Publicity of the PDP, Emenike Emeregini, said the exercise that was supposed to take place at Kanu Nwankwo Stadium in Owerri, was postponed because of security reasons.

The party said it would not allow the primaries to be conducted late into the night.


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According to the opposition party, “The state chairman of the party said he did not want the election to be conducted in the middle of the night for security reasons.

“The primaries will start very early on Thursday and will end early so that delegates can go home early. ”

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives member , representing Mbaitoli/Keduru Federal Constituency in lmo State, Hon Henry Nwawuba has notified members and leaders of the PDP of his decision to withdraw from the race.

According to a letter addressed to the state party chairman, Engr. Charles Ugwuh and sighted by Newspot, the reps member said, “I write here to formally withdraw my participation in the primary elections scheduled for May 25 2023.

“My withdrawal is premised on the lack of transparency in the generation of the delegates list and the failure of the party to adhere to its guidelines as well as those of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“Please consider this for the records that I am not a contestant in this charade.”

PDP postpones primary election, as reps member withdraws from race in Imo

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