Uncertainty in Delta State following the omission of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its gubernatorial candidate in the list of political parties and candidates published by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC.
On Friday INEC listed 16 political parties with names of their candidates in its provisional list pasted at its Delta State headquarters in Asaba.
PDP and its gubernatorial candidate was obviously missing on the list.
The political parties listed in the provisional list by INEC are; Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Great Ogboru – APGA, Agbi Goodnews Goodman – New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Ogba Emmanuel Samuel – African Democratic Party (ADP), Ekure Efeoghene Shedrack – African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Gwede Jerkins Giane – Action Alliance, America Emmanuel – National Rescue Movement, Onokiti Helen – Accord Party, Edijala Immanuel – People’s Redemption Party, Okoh Emmanuel – Zenith Labour Party, Okwuokei Vincent Ikechukwu – Labour Party, Eke Kenny Ekene – Allied People’s Movement, Umudjane Sylvester – Boot Party, Cosmas Anabel – Action People’s Party and Sunny Ofehe – Young Progressive Party.
Vantage News however learnt that the Peoples Democratic Party, in Delta State is insisting on Sheriff Oborevwori as its Gubernatorial candidate, having won the May 25th gubernatorial primaries held at the Stephen keshi stadium, Asaba.
Sequel to PDP insistence, Sheriff Oborevwori had file an appeal challenging the Federal High Court Judgement which nullified his candidature and declared that Olorogun David Edevbie as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP.
INEC source told Vanguard that the commission was waiting for the court to clarify on who the Candidate of the party is, adding that the exclusion of the PDP from the published list does not mean that the party has been disqualified from the 2023 gubernatorial contest in Delta.
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