The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has been shaken by a distressing incident as nine electoral officers, en route to conduct delegates’ congresses in Etsako Central local government area, were reportedly kidnapped at Jattu, and their current whereabouts remain unknown.
The party, grappling with this unfortunate event, has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to swiftly investigate the incident and ensure the prompt release of the abducted officials, leaving their families anxious about their safety.
Concerns and Pleas for Investigation:
Addressing the media at the party’s secretariat in Benin City, the chairman of the PDP, Tony Aziegbemi, expressed deep concern over the fate of the kidnapped officials.
Aziegbemi urged the IGP to initiate a thorough investigation into the incident, emphasizing the urgency of the situation.
The families of the affected electoral officers are anxiously awaiting news of their loved ones, heightening the gravity of the situation.
Positive Assessment of Delegates Congress:
Despite the disturbing turn of events, Aziegbemi conveyed his satisfaction with the overall conduct of the delegates’ congress. He described it as the best in the history of elections and congresses in the state.
In a positive note, he commended the Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and PDP members for orchestrating free, fair, and credible congresses across all 18 local government areas of Edo State.
Call for Grievance Resolution:
Aziegbemi, addressing the nine governorship aspirants who boycotted the congress, urged them to channel their grievances through the appeal panel led by former Governor Seriaki Dickson.
Emphasizing the need for a fair and transparent dispute resolution process, Aziegbemi encouraged the aspirants to approach the panel with their concerns, fostering a constructive dialogue for the betterment of the party.
Denial of Mismanagement Allegations:
Responding to complaints from other aspirants regarding the congress’s conduct, Aziegbemi vehemently disagreed with allegations of mismanagement.
He asserted that the process was robust and credible, challenging dissenting voices to present their grievances to the appeal panel.
Aziegbemi urged caution and reminded all party members to consider the party’s image while addressing concerns, emphasizing unity and collaboration for PDP’s continued success in Edo State.
The PDP in Edo State finds itself navigating a challenging moment with the abduction of electoral officers, underscoring the need for a thorough investigation and a swift resolution.
Amidst the concerns, the party remains optimistic about the success of the congress and appeals for unity among members to ensure a cohesive and effective political presence in the state.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn