INEC Boycotts Ondo PDP Primary


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were absent at the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held in Ibadan on Monday.

An Ondo State High Court, also stopped the Sheriff faction from holding the parallel primary.

Mr. Segun Agbaje, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ondo State, said that the commission did not provide anybody to monitor the primary of Sheriff’s faction of the PDP.

Justice Omolara who was the presiding judge said in her ruling that no PDP’s faction should conduct any primary outside the one that had been conducted by the Clement Faboyede led State Congress.

She however ordered Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, Sola Ebiseni, Bamiduro Dada and Niran Sule not to parade themselves as the aspirants for such parallel primary.

The justice said, “I have read motion paper and the affidavit of same, I have also considered the provision of the law relied upon in bringing the application. it is my view that the application has merit.”

Furthermore, in spite of the court order, the parallel primary of the Sheriff’s faction was conducted in Ibadan and Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim was reported to have emerged the winner.

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