The Nationwide Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) has constituted a physique to conduct the State Congress elections scheduled to carry on August 8, 2020.
An announcement signed and launched by retired Colonel Austin Akobundu, the Nationwide Organizing Secretary indicated that Talib Tebite would function the chairman of the electoral committee, whereas Obioma Echeta was appointed secretary. Different members of the committee embody Fatima Saleh, Mfon Ben Nkantah and Johnson Ogbo Oghale.
The assertion suggested the Cross River State chapter of the PDP to accord the electoral committee the mandatory help and take into correct account the provisions of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) Tips for Covid-19 as they concern social distancing and the gathering of individuals in a single place.
Equally, listing of aspirants looking for nomination to contest the state social gathering congress, listing of delegates for the state congress and copies of the social gathering’s pointers for the election has been submitted to the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC. This was contained in one other letter to the fee and signed by Senator Umaru Ibrahim Tsouri, the social gathering’s Nationwide Secretary.
The letter said that, “Consistent with the rules and pointers for the conduct of political social gathering primaries/congresses as revealed by your Fee, please discover hooked up the objects required by your fee for our nice social gathering, the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) for the aim of our State social gathering congress in Cross River State”
“Listing of aspirants looking for nominations to contest the state social gathering congress; listing of members of the electoral committee for the state congress; listing of delegates for the state congress and ten copies of the social gathering’s pointers for the state congress”, it additional indicated.
It indicated that these aspiring for the workplace of the State Chairman included Ikem Venatius Ayaibe, a former Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Eba Alphonsus Ogar and Francis Busam Adah, a former speaker of the State Meeting and interim governor.
Contesting as State Vice Chairman embody Augustine Edibe, Ajogbor Alfred Iby, Ekpo Asuquo Essien, Ibiang Abubakar Efoli, Agabi Ignatius Ogar and Effiong Tity Ndifon, whereas Anthony Edako and Mensah Bassey Offiong are vying for the publish of State Secretary.
For the place of State Publicity Secretary, Owan Obi Stephen and Iyam Charles Iyam are aspiring, whereas Ewa Francis Ekeng and Egba Bernard Oyira could be contesting for the seat of the State Organizing Secretary.
Seven aspirants are contesting for the publish of state assistant secretary, 2 for treasurer of the state chapter of the PDP and 6 individuals looking for to function assistant treasurer in addition to an countless listing of different aspirants for the remainder of the workplaces.