Nigeria: PDP Sets Up Gubernatorial Screening Appeal Committee

13 May 2021

Despite the report of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee of the Anambra State governorship that none of the 16 aspirants were disqualified, the party yesterday set up an appeal committee for those disqualified.

In a statement issued by the party National Working Committee (NWC) signed by the National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu, the party said it has approved the nomination of the following party members to serve on the screening appeal committee.

According to the statement, the panel will consider appeals arising from the screening exercise of the Anambra State gubernatorial primary election.

The appeal screening committee is headed by Chief Achike Udenwa as chairman.

The members are Taofik Arapaja, Theophilus Dakas Shan, Chief Dan Orbih, Dr. Emmanuel Bovoa , Chief Ali Odefa, Dr. Aminu Abdullahi and Mrs. Owoidighe Ime Ekpoatai as members.

Other members are Hon. Zakari Salisu Ningi, Senator Danjuma Laah, Mrs. Omolola Ajueyisi, Hon. Johnbull Shekau, and Uzo Azubuike also as members/secretary respectively.

The Appeal Panel seating is scheduled for May 19, 2021, at the NWC Hall, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, by 9 a.m.

However, it was gathered that the setting up of the committee was to fulfill part of the guidelines of the party.

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