By Festus Ahon
ASABA—The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Delta State, has threatened to sanction any party member or members involved in the circulation of fake results of last Saturday’s state House of Assembly primaries, conducted in the 29 constituencies of the state.
State Chairman of the party, Chief Edwin Uzor, who addressed newsmen at the party secretariat in Asaba, warned against further circulation of such results, particularly in Sapele state constituency, saying that anybody apprehended would be prosecuted.
Speaking against the backdrop of some earlier circulated results of the state House of Assembly primaries of the party in the state in some national dailies and social media, Uzor expressed displeasure over the development and described same as total disregards for laid down rules.
He said such publications were against the PDP election guidelines, adding that there were procedures for announcing results of every election conducted by the party.
Uzor who stressed the Sapele case, wondered why some persons should gathered themselves at a place outside the approved venue for the conduct of the primaries to organise a parallel election and announce results at the end of such illegal gathering.
Meanwhile, the PDP in Delta State has announced venues for the conducts of the House of Representatives, Senate and gubernatorial primaries of the party in the state holding this Saturday, Sunday and Monday respectively.
The party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Deinghan Macaulay in a statement said the House of Representatives primaries for Aniocha-Oshimili federal constituency, will hold at the Cenotaph, Asaba; Ika federal constituency, Township Stadium, Agbor; Ndokwa-Ukwuani federal constituency, Township Stadium, Kwale; Ethiope Federal constituency, Oghara Township Stadium; Okpe-Sapele-Uvwie, Sapele Township Stadium and Ughelli-Udu federal constituency, Township Stadium, Ughelli.
Others are Burutu federal constituency, Kiagbodo Town; Bomadi-Patani, Government College, Bomadi; Warri federal constituency, Warri City Stadium, Warri and Isoko federal constituency, Oleh Stadium, Oleh.