- The PDP's senatorial primary election is tearing the party apart
- Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, a Rep member who is also seeking senatorial seat accused Governor Ayade of imposing a candidate in the primary
- The lawmaker said he has dragged his party to court to seek legal redress against the result of the polls
A member of the House of Representatives, Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, has dragged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to court over alleged malpractice in the party's senatorial primary election in Cross River state.
The lawmaker who represents Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency of Cross River state, who was also contested the election, disclosed his decision to seek legal redress against the result of the polls, on Friday, September 11, Vanguard reported.
“I’m already taking legal action against the process,” he told journalists at a press conference on Friday.
He accused his party of smuggling in “a fake delegates’ list” before the primaries”.
The lawmaker lambasted Governor Ben Ayade accusing him of trying to impose one Dr Stephen Odey as a candidate for the Cross River North senatorial election.
“The governor wants him(Dr Odey), as his stooge, so that he can return to the Senate later; but we cannot allow that. He (the governor), is a failure. He has failed as Governor. No infrastructure; there is nothing on ground in Cross River,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former Senate minority leader in Ekiti, Biodun Olujimi, has predicted what will ruin the chances of the Peoples Democratic Party in the next governorship election in the state.
Olujimi said that until the leadership of the PDP at the national level deals with the issue of injustice, the state chapter of the party will remain doomed to failure.
She alleged that illegality that characterised the congresses in state and wards have ruined the Ekiti PDP.
In other news, Banji Okunomo, governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic in Ondo state, has resigned his membership of the party in what climaxed the political grievances that trailed the primary election.
Okunomo dumped the party on Monday, September 7, and pitched his tents with the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Okitipupa local government.
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