- The PDP has set up a panel to consider appeals arising from the recently conducted Anambra state gubernatorial primary election
- Uche Secondus, the opposition party's national chairman, heads the 25-member panel which will sit on Tuesday, June 29
- The party is dealing with an internal crisis that has led to the election of two guber candidates from two different primaries
A statement on the opposition party's official Facebook page sighted by Legit.ng on Monday, June 28, indicates that the party's National Working Committee (NWC) has approved the 25-member panel.
The appeal panel is headed by the PDP's national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
According to the PDP's National Organizing Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd), the panel seating is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, June 29, at the NWC Hall, Wadata Plaza, Abuja FCT, at 1pm.
Below is a full list of the members of the panel:
1. Prince Uche Secondus - Chairman
2. Elder Yemi Akinwonmi - Member
3. Sen. Sulaiman Nazif - Member
4. Col Austin Akobundu - Member
5. Dr. Agbo Emmanuel, MFR - Member
6. Hon. Abdullahi MAIBASIRA - Member
7. Hon. Adewale Aribisala - Member
8. Hon. Kola Ologbondiyan - Member
9. Haj. Mrs. Maryam Waziri - Member
10. Rt. Hon. S.K.E Udeh Okoye - Member
11. Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem - Member
12. Alh. Mai Adamu Mustapha - Member
13. HE. Amb. Taofik Arapaja - Member
14. Rt. Hon. Theophilus Dakas Shan - Member
15. Chief. Dan Orbih - Member
16. Dr. Emmanuel Bovoa - Member
17. Chief Ali Odefa - Member
18. Dr. Aminu Abdullahi - Member
19. HE Sule Lamido - Member
20. Alh. Adamu Maina Waziri - Member
21. HE Sen. David A.B Mark, GCON - Member
22. Chief Onyema Ugochukwu - Member
23. H.E. Erelu Olusola Obada - Member
24. Sen. Emmanuel Ibokessien, FNSE - Member
25. Sen. Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri, CON - Member/Secretary
Legit.ng notes that the setting up of the appeal panel became necessary as the party produced two governorship candidates who were elected in a parallel primary held at different locations in the southeast state.
At the St Paul’s Primary and Secondary School Awka, Ugochukwu Uba emerged the winner of the exercise pulling 275 votes to beat Godwin Ezeemo who 114 votes.
At another venue, Valentine Ozigbo, former CEO Transcorp PLC secured 62 votes to emerge as the flagbearer of the party for the November 6 governorship election in the state.