PDP Sets Up Ondo State Governorship Screening Appeal Panel

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a significant step in the run-up to the Ondo State Governorship Primary Election by establishing the Ondo State Governorship Screening Appeal Panel. This move aims to address any appeals arising from the screening of aspirants for the impending primary election.

In a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the formation of the Screening Appeal Committee was confirmed. The panel is tasked with hearing appeals from aspirants who may contest the verdict of the Screening Committee.

The decision comes against the backdrop of reports suggesting that two out of the seven PDP aspirants for the Ondo State Governorship Election were not cleared to participate in the party’s primary by the Senator Sam Egwu-led eight-man panel.

Scheduled to convene on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, at the NWC Hall, Wadata Plaza, PDP National Secretariat, Abuja FCT, at 10:00 AM, the Appeal Panel is poised to entertain petitions from aggrieved aspirants.

Heading the 13-member Appeal Panel is the former Governor of Adamawa State, Boni Haruna, with Hon. Adewale Aribisala serving as the Secretary. Other members include Hajiya Hadiza Adado, Mrs. Nosa Aladeselu, Barr. Onwe Solomon Onwe, Hajiya Zainab Maina, Engr. Ajisafe Kamoru Toyese (NVC-SW), Chief Ali Odefa (NVC-SE), Chief Dan Osi Orbih (NVC-SS), Dr. Emmanuel Nkavoa Bovoa (NVC-NE), and Hon. Theophilus Dakas Shan (NVC-NC). Additionally, Sen. Bello Hayatu Gwarzo (NVC-NW), Hon. Abdulmaleek Abduraheem Danga, and Bimbo Ogunleye serve as members of the panel.

Ologunagba emphasized that all Governorship aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders, and members of the PDP in Ondo State should take note of the proceedings and abide by the guidelines provided.

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