Following the just-concluded Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary in Ekiti State, the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party has constituted a 25-man panel named “Ekiti State Governorship Primary Appeal Panel” to consider appeals arising from the conduct of the primary election for the forthcoming 2022 governorship election in the state.
The Ekiti State Governorship Primary Appeal Panel is headed by the National Chairman of the party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, while Senator Samuel Anyanwu will serve as the Secretary.
The members of the Appeal Panel include Amb. Umar Iliya Damagu, Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, Hon. Arch. Setonji Koshoedo, Hon. Umar M. Bature, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, Kamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade, SAN, Alhaji Ahmed Yayari Mohammed, Daniel Ambrose Woyengikuro, Prof. Stella Effah-Attorney, Muhammed Kadade Suleiman, and Okechukwu Obiechina Daniel.
The other members of the Appeal Panel include Hon. Olasoji Adagunodo (National Vice Chairman, South West), Dr Ali Obasi Odefa (National Vice Chairman, South East), Chief Dan Osi Orbih (National Vice Chairman, South-South), Mr Emmanuel Nicovoa Bovoa (National Vice Chairman, North East), Rt. Hon. Theophilus Dakas Shan (National Vice Chairman, North Central), and Dr Aminu Abdullahi (Caretaker, North West).
The rest of the members of the appeal panel were drawn from the Board of Trustees of the party and they include: Alhaja Mrs Mutitat Ladoja, Amb. Mrs Fidelia A. Njeze, Sen. Liyel Imoke, Mrs Laurencia Malam, Alhaji Adamu Maina Waziri, Prof. Jerry Gana, and Sen. Samuel Anyanwu.
In a statement released by the PDP National Organizing Secretary, Hon. Bature Umar, in Abuja yesterday, the Ekiti State Governorship Primary Appeal Panel is scheduled to hold its inaugural sitting on Friday, January 28, 2022 by 3 p.m. at the National Executive Committee, NEC, hall of the Peoples Democratic Party National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is hoping to unseat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election holding February next year. It would be recalled that the APC wrested power from the PDP, which had been in power since 1999, in the 2015 elections.