PDP REPLIES INEC ON ALLEGED FLAWED CONGRESSES
By Henry Umoru
ABUJA-FOLLOWING complaints by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that congresses conducted by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were flawed in 10 states, the party has finally replied the commission.
It would be recalled that INEC had written three separate letters to PDP re-echoing the fact that the state congresses conducted in Sokoto, Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Lagos, Yobe, Anambra and Katisna states were not conducted through laid down processes and in line with the guidelines of the party.
Reacting to the development in Abuja weekend, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, who admitted that the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party met last week to address the lingering issue with the electoral body, disclosed that at the end of the day, the party wrote INEC to acknowledge the receipt of the commission's letters.
He said: 'NWC of PDP met and has written to acknowledge the three letters from INEC on the flawed congresses in the identified states. Our position to INEC is that we are still studying the reports of the convention to appropriately see where the flawed congresses held.
'We accept that INEC is doing its constitutional duties of monitoring the affairs of the political parties and, therefore, by replying the INEC letter to PDP, we are saying that we accept INEC role to see that things are constitutionally done. By the time we conclude the study of the convention report, we shall reply INEC to disclose our findings.'