The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi chapter has held the party’s ward delegates congresses across the 171 wards in the state.
Mr Chika Nwoba, PDP’s Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi who briefed journalists in Abakaliki on Saturday said that the exercise was held in all the wards of the 13 local government areas of Ebonyi adding that adequate preparation for a seamless exercise had been made by the party.
He said that the local government returning officers sent from the National Secretariat of the PDP arrived the state late and moved down to the various LGAs for the conduct of ward delegates congress.
“Officials from the national party secretariat who came for the conduct of the three-man delegate congress arrived the state an hour or two ago.
“They briefed the party members who were at the party secretariat to receive them where they displayed the result sheets and materials for conduct of the exercise before leaving for the respective LGAs.
“The exercise is ongoing as I brief you now; it is our wish that may be in few hours from now they must have concluded and return the outcome to the party’s national secretariat,” Nwoba said.
He dismissed alleged conduct of parallel ward delegates congresses in the state adding that the party is ‘one big family.’
He said that the officials who were in the state to conduct the exercise were duly accredited by the national leadership to come to Ebonyi.
He said: ” I’m not aware that anybody distributed any material that is different from the one that was just displayed a few hours ago; so, if anybody is in possession of material before now I may not be aware.
“But, the ones who came and displayed the materials they came with are the authentic ones and each of the 13 returning officers came with result sheet for an LGA of coverage.”
He added that the 13 returning officers interfaced with the five-man state ad-hoc electoral committee before departing to their respective LGAs noting that the party was confident that all officials involved in the exercise were working to achieve resounding success. END//