Edo State 2016 Election: Police Seal Venue of Ali Modu Sheriff Faction’s Guber Primary


Ali-Modu-Sheriff-600x410Police have cordoned off the entrance to stadium road by Akenzua junction with vehicles and the gates to the stadium locked.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is the scheduled venue for the planned governorship primary of Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Mathew Iduoriyekemwen andJohnson Agbonayinma are the two aspirants for the governorship ticket.

Commissioner of Police in the State, Chris Eziken said, “I am not INEC. It is too early to find out if the primary will hold or not.”

Asked if INEC would witness the exercise, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Sam Olumekun, said only the national headquarters could comment on the matter.

A member of the Caretaker Committee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the primary would be held as scheduled but that they were looking for another venue.

The Ahmed Markafi-led PDP faction held its primary on June 20th at the same venue which produced Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as its candidate.

Ize-Iyamu defeated Iduoriyekemwen and Solomon Edebiri at the primary, but Iduoriyekemwen later joined the Modu Sheriff faction after he faulted the process of the primary.

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