Lucky Obukohwo Reporting
The Peoples Democratic Party PDP Edo state chapter in a statement on Thursday, signed by its Assistant Secretary, Luckson Ogedegbe, said the party has commenced registration of new members on Thursday, directing the State Working Committee to drive the timetable for the primary election.
Ogedegbe said the decision was taken at a meeting of leaders of the party all over the state which had 89 out of the 120 expected.
He said key decisions were taken during exhaustive deliberations of issues affecting the party in the state.
The statement reads, “The SEC mandated the SWC to drive the time table of the coming Governorship primary as released by the NWC.
“The SEC mandated all ward chairmen to open the party’s registers in their various wards and commence the registration of new members starting 30th, November 2023.
“The SEC mandated the SWC to direct any ward where registration does not start by Friday 1st December 2023, to open a new register.
“The SEC directed that all ward registers must be submitted to the State Secretariat at 59 Airport road, Benin not later than the 6th of December 2023 for onward submission to the National Headquarters, Abuja.
“The SEC directed that all activities of the party must be carried out in the various Ward party Secretariats.
“The SEC directed the SWC to set up committees in the LGAs and Wards to monitor the party registration exercise,” Ogedegbe said.
The faction loyal to Orbih however distanced itself from the meeting called by the Assistant Secretary, on the instruction of the state chairman, Dr Tony Aziegbemi