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Ikpeazu denounces tragic Abia PDP primaries

10 November 2016, 20:49

Abuja - Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has condemned the deadly violence that rocked his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primary polls.

A person was reported dead and four others serious wounded following the interparty clashes in Isialangwa North Local Government area.

The exercise to choose the PDP candidates for the local government polls has been divisive, with the latest violence preceded by protests.

Ikpeazu condemned condemns all acts of violence, regardless of the reason, as the party had structures in place for those who felt aggrieved to appeal the outcome of the primaries.

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He said it was important to note that for many years the state has not conducted polls to elect officials at the third tier of government and many had waited for the opportunity to put themselves up for election.

“Also, as the dominant and ruling party in Abia, the interest of aspirants to vie on the PDP platform is not strange,” he said through his spokesman, Enyinnaya Appolos.

He said this had informed the decision of the governor to approve the conduct of local government elections as well as maintain absolute neutrality in the contests to select PDP candidates.

“Therefore, any claim to such endorsement is false.” 

 

 

 

 

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