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After waiting for several hours, the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) on Wednesday, postponed its House of Representatives and state House of Assembly primaries once again.
The Eastern Updates reports that this came after an earlier date for the primaries was postponed due to the internal crisis between the Secretary of the party, Samuel Anyanwu, and a former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha.
It was gathered that on Wednesday, thousands of party faithful who gathered at the Kanu Nwankwo Stadium in Owerri, waited for hours only to be informed that the election won’t hold.
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The development made the party faithful to protest.
The immediate past national officer of the party that represented the state at the National Working Committee, Henry Ekpe, told journalists that the exercise was postponed because of insecurity.
Ekpe said that the primaries would not take place on Thursday at the same venue.
He said, ‘The exercise will no longer take place today. It will take place tomorrow (Thursday). It is not going to be difficult tomorrow because the accreditations had been done already. Today’s postponement is because of inadequate security.’
Meanwhile, the pioneer Deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Enugu State, Comrade Adolphus Ude has cautioned aspirants against having any dealings with the Barr. Ugo Agballa-led APC in the State.
Ude said this in a statement he made available to The Eastern Updates which he, titled ‘Buyers beware.’
He said, ‘the next ten days is a time of unprecedented high political activity across the 36 States in Nigeria. Unfortunately, this is not so for APC Enugu State because of the lingering crisis in the party.’
He cautioned that anyone dealing with Agballah, who he claimed was not a bonafide member of the party, was doing so at their risk.