Benin City – The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, conducted primaries to elect candidates for the Edo State House of Assembly and the House of Representatives elections.
The five-man committee for the House of Representatives and Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) primaries arrived at the PDP Secretariat in Benin City, Edo State, in the early hours of Sunday to conduct the primary election.
The House of Representatives Primaries Committee is headed by Hon. Kolawole Shittu, while the EDHA Primaries Committee is chaired by Comr. Agbateyiniro Weyinmi Isaac.
The process was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the 18 local government areas of the state.
Speaking to journalists before the commencement of the primaries at the PDP Secretariat in Benin City, Shittu said they are in Edo on the directive of the PDP National Secretariat “to ensure that the primary election is held in a peaceful atmosphere, guaranteeing a free and fair process.”
On his part, Comr. Weyinmi Isaac noted, “We are here in the state to carry out the responsibility given to the Committee by the National Secretariat. We are handy with all the materials needed to conduct these primaries and the materials have been distributed to the place where they are needed to conduct the primaries.”
Also, Edo PDP Chairman, Tony Azegbemi said the party has ensured that delegates and aspirants get a level-playing field, ensuring a free, fair and credible primary election in the state.
As at press time, results from the election were still being awaited.