The Edo chapter of the PDP governorship primary on Saturday conducted Local Government Delegates Election ahead of its Feb. 22 governorship primary.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the delegates congress took place simultaneously across the 18 local government areas of the state, except in Etsako Central.
The party had on Feb. 4 conducted the ward delegates election and Etsako Central was cancelled due to alleged abduction of nine electoral officers
The NAN correspondent who monitored the electiona at Oredo Local Government Area, reports that 35 delegates voted while one was absent.
The congress was conducted by two PDP officials namely Owolabi Kayode and Farida Umar from the National Headquarters, and monitored by officials of the INEC in the presence of some security agencies.
At the end of the exercise, Osaro Idah emerged the elected delegate for the Oredo Local Government Area.
Other two aspirants, Martins Osakue and Aguebor Sunday, were absent.
Owolabi Kayode, who declared Idah as the elected delegate, commended the delegates for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner.
He described the exercise as one of the best, as it was devoid of rancour.
At Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, solomon Idehen emerged winner with 28 votes.
Addressing newsmen at the Western Boys High School, Yusuf Bukhari, a member of the PDP, described the congress as the best ever conducted by the party since 1999.
He said it was monitored by INEC officials as well as those of the PDP national electoral officers from the National Headquarters of the party.
According to him, INEC needs to copy the way PDP has conducted its delegate so that Nigeria can move forward.
Also at Eghosa Grammer School, the designated venue for Egor Local Government, the exercise was peaceful as party faithful elected Odion Olaye
to represent them.
A chieftain of PDP in the area, Mr. Festus Omoregbe lauded the delegates election, and discribed it as the best ever conducted by the party.
Eighteen delegates are to be elected across the 18 local government areas in the state with one delegate each.