Ogun PDP Reps aspirant petitions NWC over non-conduct of party primary

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A House of Representatives aspirant under the platform  of People’s Democratic Party Hon. Samuel Oluwafemi Abiodun-Oni, has petitioned the national leadership of the Party over non conduct of Party primary into the House of Representatives seat for Obafemi Owode, Odeda and Abeokuta North Federal Constituency.

In a letter addressed to the National Chairman of the Party, Dr. Iyorcha Ayu, Hon. Abiodun – Oni who seeks to represent the Constituency said the House of Representatives primary election Scheduled for Sunday, 22nd May, 2022 could not hold at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) approved venue, Lijadu Hall, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Ogun State, as a result of absence of the Federal Constituency Electoral Committee appointed by the National Executive Committee on behalf of the National Working Committee of PDP.

Hon. Abiodun-Oni also said the non availability of independent National Electoral Commission authenticated and approved delegate list caused the non conduct of the primary election.

“Mr. Chairman, Sir, I was at the published venue with other voting delegates ready for the primary election on Sunday, 22 May, 2022 for the conduct of the primary election.

“INEC and security operatives were equally at the venue. They left when it became impracticable to conduct any election by evening. I left the venue around 6pm on that said date. I have been expecting a date for the conduct of the primary till date.”

“Mr Chairman Sir, primary election of a party is time bound. I have submitted myself for and was duly cleared by our great party for the primary scheduled as aforementioned.”

Hon. Abiodun Oni asked for the conduct of the said primary at the already published venue, Lijadu Hall, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Ogun State in accordance with electoral guidelines of our Party.

“In the alternative I should be declared as the winner of the primary election as the Party Candidate for Abeokuta North, Odeda and Obafemi Owode Federal Constituency.”

He pleaded with the Chairman to do the needful, “As we may be forced to approach the Court for the enforcement of our fundamental rights.”

“This letter also serves as pre action notice.”

Meanwhile, Chairmen of People’s Democratic Party in Obafemi Owode, Odeda and  Abeokuta North, local government including the Senatorial Chairman of the Party, Hon. Sunday Akinlabi has written the PDP Chairman, Dr. Iyorcha Ayu to officially report that the three Local governments could not conduct party primary for the House of representatives seat.

In the letter signed by Hon. Akinlabi Taiwo, Ogun Central Senatorial chairman, Mr. Muyiwa Opeyemi Ojebiyi, Obafemi Owode, Hon. Akeem Anifowose, Abeokuta North and Hon. Adesina Adebayo, Odeda local governments report that the Party’s House of Representatives Primary Election for Abeokuta North, Obafemi Owode and Odeda Federal Constituency earlier scheduled for Sunday, 22nd May, 2022 could not hold as a result of absence of the Federal Constituency Electoral committee appointed by the National Executive Committee on behalf of the National Working Committee of PDP to conduct same at the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) approved venue Lijadu Hall Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Ogun State which is within Abeokuta North Local Government Area, and unavailability of authenticated delegate list.

The Chairmen called on the Party to “liaise with relevant agencies for the conduct of the election on Thursday, 26 May, 2022 at the Abeokuta North, Obafemi/Owode and Odeda Federal Constituency headquarters, Lijadu Hall, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Ogun state in accordance with electoral guidelines of our party.”