The National Working Committee (NWC) the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted the Osun State Gubernatorial Electoral Appeal Panel to consider appeals arising from the conduct of the Osun State Governorship Primary.
Recall that the PDP parallel primaries to elect the party’s candidate for the July 16 governorship election were held concurrently at the Osun Township Stadium and WOCDIF Event Centre in Osogbo, the state capital on Tuesday.
Senator Ademola Adeleke won the primary election, which was backed by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party and then Dotun Babayemi won the other backed by party stakeholders in the state, including the former governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba on Wednesday disclosed that party National Chairman, Sen. Dr Iyorchia Ayu will chair the appeal panel and party National Scribe, Sen. Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu was also appointed as the Secretary of the committee.
According to the statement, the Appeal Panel is scheduled to sit on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at the PDP National Secretariat, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja at 9 am.
Members of the committee are Amb. Umar Iliya Damagum, Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, Hon. Umar M. Bature, Hon. Arch. Setonji Koshoedo, Hon. Daniel Ambrose Woyengikuro, Hon. Ahmed Yayari Mohammed, Kamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade, SAN, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, Hon. Sir Daniel Obi Okechukwu, Prof. Stella Effa-Attoe, Prince Muhammed Kadade Suleiman, Hon. Olasoji Adagunodo (NVC/SW) and Chief Dr Ali Obasi Odefa (NVC/SE).
Others include Chief Dan Osi Orbih (NVC/SS), Mr Emmanuel Nicovoa Bovoa (NVC/NE), Hon. Theophilus Dakas Shan (NVC/NC), Dr. Aminu Abdullahi (Caretaker NW), Sen. Ngiji Ngele, Dr. Charles Akitoye, Alhaji Umar Hadejia, Chief Mike Oghiadohme, Sen. Suleiman Adokwe and Hajiya Aishatu M.B. Ahmed.