Drama As Osun PDP Delegates Kidnapped During Primaries — Regain Freedom After Election

It was a dramatic event in Osogbo, the Osun state capital after some delegates of the Peoples Party were abducted during the primary elections.

Drama As Osun PDP Delegates Abducted During Primaries — Regain Freedom After Election

The delegates were subsequently released after the election was concluded.

The delegates alleged that those behind their ordeal did so to block them from voting for their preferred candidates

This happened as the Peoples Party (PDP)held its primaries across the states to pick candidates for House of Representatives and House of Assembly elections.

There were upsets in Bayelsa and Ondo states, where the daughter of former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, Orode, lost the PDP Warri North Constituency ticket to Fred Martins, and Minority leader of Ondo State House of Assembly Rasheed Elegbeleye, lost out at the primary to Akintola Olarenwaju.

Orode Uduaghan polled seven to Martins’ 25. Elegbeleye lost his bid to retain the ticket by polling 18 to Olarenwaju’s 22 votes at the shadow poll in Ikare-Akoko

In Edo State, factions loyal to Governor Godwin Obaseki and PDP Vice Chairman (Southsouth) Dan Orbih held parallel primaries.

The Orbih faction claimed its primary was the authentic and that it was witnessed by officials from the Abuja National Secretariat.

The processes were stalled in Imo and states, forcing officials to shift the exercise till today.

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