BY: VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed Dr. Stephen Odey as the party’s candidate in the October 31 Senatorial Bye-election in Cross River.
Rising from an emergency meeting which held at the party’s National Secretariat, the apex organ of the party (NWC), upheld the Teleb Tebite led team’s report which affirmed Odey as the winner of the September 5, 2020 primary election in ogoja, Cross River State.
A statement issued in Çalabar from the office of the Chief Press Secretary to governor Ben Ayade, Mr.Christian Ita said the decision of the party was conveyed by the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus.
According to him, “the NWC after duly considering the reports submitted by various teams, was convinced beyond doubts that Dr. Stephen Odey won the primary election.
The statement further said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Calabar, amongst other secruity agencies had monitored the election, on Monday, and submitted its report to the National Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakub in Abuja.
The INEC report which was signed by the Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Emmanuel Hart also recognised Stephen Odey as the winner of the contentious primaries, the statement added.