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Ebonyi indigenes decry delisting of PDP candidates

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
19 January 2023   |   3:28 am
The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) has decried the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to delist Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates from its portal.

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) has decried the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to delist Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates from its portal.

President of AEISCID, Amb. Paschal Oluchukwu, in a statement in Abuja, cautioned INEC to be wary of antics of some fifth columnists within its rank and file.

The group stance is coming against the backdrop of its support for Ebonyi State PDP governorship candidate, Ifeanyi Odii.

The group admonished voters and party supporters to be calm over the development.

It insisted there is no cause for alarm since the Supreme Court of Nigeria, in September 2022, twice declared Odii as authentic governorship candidate of the PDP.

It noted: “We, members of AEISCID, received the astonishing and trending news of sudden disappearance of names of Ebonyi PDP National Assembly candidates from INEC’s portal with reservations.”

“For us, we consider this development as bizarre politics taken too far by those we believe should be joining hands to ensure the party secures victory in the February 25 and March 11 general elections in the state. This group is aware of the political bickering that held sway in Ebonyi PDP before, during and even after the party’s primary.”