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    PDP Constitutes Committee For Special Congress [Full List]

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    Jun 29, 2021

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a committee for the Akwa Ibom Special State Congress.

    Naija News reports that the committee which was created on Sunday will organize the congress to elect the State party Chairman.

    This was disclosed in a statement, issued by the PDP National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd), in Abuja.

    Akobundu said that the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) approved the appointment of Edmond Mark as Chairman and Christian Ibelachi as secretary of the committee.

    Other members of the committee are Sir John Ngbede, Mrs Helen Adebakin and Hon Ben Olorunfemi.

    He noted that the Congress is scheduled to commence work on Wednesday, June 30, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

    Meanwhile, the PDP has warned the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle that he may have to forfeit his position if he proceeds with plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    This is as the PDP argued that the governorship position occupied by Matawalle in Zamfara State is based on the people’s vote for the party and not for him as a person.

    The PDP said according to the 1999 constitution, Matawalle is just an agent of the party occupying the position and if he dumps the party that brought him to power, he must be ready to relinquish power as well.

    “A combined reading of Section 221 of the 1999 Constitution as the pronouncements of the Supreme Court in Faleke v. INEC (2016) is clear in holding that it is the political party that stands for election, that votes scored in election belong to the political party and that the candidate nominated to contest at an election by his party, acts only as the agent of his party,” PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan told newsmen in a statement on Monday.

    This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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