Disqualified aspirants appeal against disqualification, ahead of PDP convention

Abuja ---------------- At least, three disqualified Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, aspirants have appealed against their disqualification, ahead of the party’s October 30,2021, National Convention.

Chairman of the convention screening sub-committee, and former Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, spoke in an interview with reporters at the beginning of the sub-committee’s seating in Abuja on Tuesday.


His words, "On the whole we received about five appeals, one is in respect of non-clearance of Mr Akintan Kareem, a deputy national secretary aspirant.

“There is also a petition in respect of clearance of one Timothy Osadolor, a deputy national youth leader aspirant from Edo for not being a party member.

“Another petitions is in respect of one Usman Shehu a national youth leader aspirant for alleged certificate forgery and age falsification.

“We also received an appeal in respect of another candidate Mohammed Usman seeking to be the youth leader, we also received a petition against the clarence of Mr Taofeek Arapaja an aspirant for the office of deputy chairman for south.

“We received another petitions in respect of the clearance of Sen. Sam Anyanwu a national secretary aspirant, claiming that he had taken the party to court previously, against its constitution without exploring internal mechanism of the party for complaint."

He said that the committee also received a petition in respect of the disqualification of Dr Eddy Olafeso a national publicity secretary aspirant.

Ekweremadu said that the 24 member committee drawn from different parts of the country, were people with vast knowledge and experience and whom the party believes would be able to correct any injustice if there’s any.

“We will listen to all those that have written to us and hear from them.

“We will look at the documents before us and possibly we reconvene to look at the presentations and documents before us and be able to drop a report which we send to the party as soon as possible.


“When we are done, we also invite you again to brief you on outcome of our assignments,” he added. 


The main Screening Committee had earlier disqualified three aspirants from participating at the convention.


The Chairman of the Convention Committee and Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, spoke earlier, during the unveiling of the party’s national convention logo and promotional materials in Abuja.