CROSS RIVER, Nigeria – The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has confirmed Stephen Odey as the party’s candidate in the October 31 Senatorial Bye-election in Cross River State.
Rising from an emergency meeting, which held at the party’s National Secretariat, the apex organ of the party (NWC), upheld the Teleb Tebite-led team’s report, which affirmed Odey as the winner of the September 5, 2020 primary election in Ogoja.
Conveying the decision of the party, the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, said that the NWC, after duly considering the reports submitted by various teams, was convinced beyond doubts that Dr. Stephen Odey won the primary election.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Calabar, which had monitored the election, on Monday, submitted it’ report to its National Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakub in Abuja.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade, Christian Ita and made available on Wednesday, the INEC report which was signed by the Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Hart also recognised Stephen Odey as the winner of the contentious primaries.