The Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has appealed to its numerous members and supporters to remain calm as the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC published the list of the party’s candidates in Edo State ahead the 2023 general elections.
In a statement signed by the chairman of the Edo State chapter of the PDP, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi pointed out that INEC is bound by law to publish the list of party candidates by today, 20th September adding that the publication is without prejudice to the cases going on in the various courts.
According to the statement, “the Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has taken note of concerns being raised by our numerous members and supporters on the list of candidates published today, 20 September by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC ahead the 2023 general elections.
“We wish to assure our party members and indeed all Edolites that there is no cause for alarm as INEC is statutorily bound to publish names of candidates of participating political parties in the 2023 general elections today, 20th September, 2022.
“The INEC publication of candidates is in compliance with the relevant sections of the Electoral Act and in obedience to a court order.
“There are still pending cases at the Federal High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
“We enjoin all our members to remain calm, continue to support our party as the PDP is one big family, while we await the outcome of all the cases in the various courts”, the statement said.