I was never disqualified by PDP -Eddy Olafeso

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A former National Vice Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Eddy Olafeso has reacted to report that he has been disqualified by the screening committee of the party.

Olafeso, and two others vying for the position in the National Working Committee of the PDP, were purportedly disqualified from the race.

The former national vice chairman, in a statement he personally issued on Thursday, said nobody was disqualified, explaining that they were only not cleared by the screening committee of the party.

He said, “We never took the party to court to stop any convention; what we did was to approach the court to interprete the constitution of the party on the controversy surrounding the tenure of the ousted National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.

“This was done with good intention to save the party from further crisis. And the case has since been withdrawn from the court a long time ago to exhaust internal conflicts resolution mechanism for the overalls interest of the party.

“I wasn’t disqualified and no one was disqualified. We were not cleared by the screening committee and that is why we have an appeal screening committee. The appeal has the final say. I have already appealed the verdict of the screening committee. We have evidence of withdrawal of the court case a long time ago.

“This is pure politics to scheme me and others out of the race. The appeal screening committee will sit on Saturday and we will be there to seek justice. All my supporters should remain calm and undeterred. I will contest this election and win with a very wide margin. The PDP is bigger than individuals and the party knows what is good for it.”


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