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PDP Crisis: Sheriff’s Candidate for Edo 2016 Election Submits Form to INEC (Photos)

The Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the PDP has unveiled its gubernatorial candidate in Edo State, making it two candidates simultaneously produced by the same party.

Matthew Iduoriyekwemwen and Ali Modu Sheriff (Right)
The crisis in People’s Democratic Party, PDP seems to be more complicated as Sheriff’s candidate for 2016 Edo state gubernatorial candidate has submitted his form to INEC.
Senator Modu Sheriff yesterday unveiled Matthew Iduoriyekwemwen as PDP candidate for the governorship contest. In a ceremony at his  Gana Street office, Tuesday evening, Senator Sheriff said the Independent National Electoral Commission was obliged to accept his candidate when he formally presents him to the electoral body.

Mr Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, after emerging as the PDP flag bearer in the primaries conducted by the Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP picked ex-National Woman Leader of the PDP, Herbetta Okonofua, as his running mate for the election. Okonofua who is from the Central senatorial district of the state, the area where the mainstream candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is also from, is likely to worsen the crisis as the votes from the region is likely to be shared.

It should be recalled that Port-Harcourt court ruling sacked Sheriff and recognised the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led panel as the authentic leadership of the party. Despite the ruling, Senator Sheriff said he would  be relying on last week’s judgment by Justice Okon Abang of Federal High Court in Abuja.

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