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Edo PDP tasks members, others on voters registration

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Dan Osi Orbih

Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged the people to keep faith with it by getting registered in the ongoing continuous voters registration (CVR) to enable them vote and bring about positive change.

The party also received no fewer than 8,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who defected to the PDP. They included a chieftain and former governorship aspirant of the APC, Chief Blessing Agbomhere.

Agbomhere, who led the defectors to a PDP rally at Fugar, headquarters of Etsako Central Local Council in the state pledged his commitment, loyalty and readiness to work for the party ahead of the forthcoming election.

The PDP has also said the party will not participate in the Edo State Local Government Council Election following a case instituted by the party to challenge the Edo state of Assembly(EDHA) over issues bothering on electoral matters.

State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih made the position of the party known while speaking on rallies scheduled to hold across the 18 local councils in the state tagged, “Meet the People Tour.”

The weeklong exercise is to enable the PDP executive brainstorm and interact with party members and supporters across the local government councils in the three senatorial district of the State.

Orbih who gave reasons for the boycott of the local council election said EDSIEC did not comply with the relevant section of the constitution on electoral matters hence the PDP has approached the court to challenge the process on the electoral law as amended by the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) .

Orbih however condemned the membership composition of the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC), alleging that it is partisan as it comprises registered members of certain political parties.

He further alleged that the Prof Stanley Orobator-led EDSIEC had concluded plans to announce the local councils election results ahead of the conduct of the election scheduled for 3rd March.

Orbih noted that until the Edo State government decides to comply with the relevant provision of the Nigerian constitution, the PDP will not participate in what he described as an “illegal process “ to conduct the council election.

“What we have in place in Edo State is that the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) is not dependable, reliable and not competent to conduct any election in Edo State.” Orbih said


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