By Vincent Ujumadu
AFTER the recent confusion that led to the cancellation of the three- man ad-hoc delegates congress of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State, the exercise eventually took place yesterday amidst tight security.
No fewer than 43 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, monitored the exercise which took place at the Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Center, Awka.
About 217 delegates from Anambra North and Anambra South senatorial zones participated in yesterday’s congress in Awka because of the problem of insecurity in the two zones, while that of Anambra Central took place in another venue also in Awka.
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Recall that the exercise was marred by confusion a fortnight ago when PDP stakeholders observed that the committee led by Ahmed Jibril could not produce original sheets for the election, leading to its cancellation by the National Working Committee, NWC, of PDP, which rescheduled it for yesterday.
At the venue of the exercise yesterday, most of the political gladiators in the state were seen and ensuring that their candidates emerged.
Leader of the five -man committee, Elder Efere Augustine, while addressing the delegates, promised that his team would conduct a free, fair and credible ad-hoc delegates congress.