By Austin Okoro
The People’s Democratic Party PDP Imo state chapter has declared that it’s ward congresses held on Saturday to produce adhoc delegates remain inconclusive as earlier released.
In a Press release signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mazi Emenike Mmeregini and made available to the press on Tuesday, states that the congresses are remaining inconclusive as only 25 local government areas held the delegates election excluding two local governments of Ideato North and South whose electoral materials were no where to be found.
The statement reads,” This party wishes to restate that , in strict adherence to the party’s constitution and guidelines for primaries, the PDP in Imo state, on Saturday, April 30th , 2022 prepared , mobilized our members and kicked off congresses at the 305 electoral wards of the state to elect the three-man adhoc delegates. The exercise had gone on almost seamlessly in much of the state. The options of consensus, harmonization and actually voting were deployed in the various areas as the stakeholders and leaders deemed acceptable and convenient.
What however brought about a setback was when the five-man electoral panel for the congresses sent by the PDP national secretariat to conduct the exercise could not produce and display the result sheets . Upon intense persuasion, they eventually displayed only twenty five sheets. Two were missing and they were those of Ideato North and South.
According to the statement, the sudden disappearance of the result sheets, coupled with the incoherent explanations by the panel , raised a very serious question about the integrity of the team from the national secretariat.
Because of these incidents that happened, PDP has maintained their earlier stand of declaring the congresses inconclusive and calls on their members and supporters to remain calm as the issues would soon be resolved. They also cautioned overzealous aides to refrain from false statements that are capable of undermining the peace in the party.