There was confusion in Ebonyi on Sunday as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reportedly cancelled its primaries midway into the exercise.
The cancellation was announced in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba.
In the statement the spokesperson said the cancellation was after extensive deliberations by the National Working Committee(NWC) of the party.
He said the party will announce a new date for the primaries.
The statement reads: “After very extensive consultations, deliberations and review of all issues, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the cancelation of all Party primaries in Ebonyi State”.
“To this effect, all State House of Assembly, National Assembly and Governorship primaries of our Party in Ebonyi State are hereby cancelled. The NWC will announce new dates for the affected Party exercises in the State”.
“The PDP charges all aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and members of our great Party in Ebonyi State to remain calm, united and focused as the PDP takes firm steps to rescue our nation from the misrule of the rudderless, corrupt and incompetent All Progressives Congress (APC).”
But the factional Chairman of the party, Silas Onu in a statement said the primaries were not cancelled.
He said the NWC did not sit and decide on the cancellation.
He accused the National Publicity Secretary and National Secretary of the party of masterminding the statement without authorisation from the NWC.
“The NWC has issued a circular for the election and only the NWC and the court can stop it and not a few individuals”