In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, August, 2020

Drama Looms As PDP Disqualifies 4 Aspirants From Bayelsa Senatorial Elections

Drama Looms As PDP Disqualifies Four Aspirants From Bayelsa Senatorial Elections

Bayelsa elections

In accordance with The PUNCH, the Nationwide Screening Committee of the Peoples Democratic Occasion for the bye-elections within the Central and West Senatorial Districts of Bayelsa State has disqualified 4 aspirants over alleged irregular tax clearance, membership dues, anomalies in documentations, amongst different points.

These stopped from contesting the 2 vacant senatorial seats are a former Secretary to the Bayelsa State Authorities, Gideon Ekeuwei; former Speaker and present Majority Chief of the Home of Meeting, Monday-Bubou Obolo; former state chairman of the occasion, Charles Ambaiowei; and one Igo Goin.

It was gathered on Saturday that the nationwide PDP panel, led by Muraina Ajibola, acquired nomination kinds from six senatorial aspirants with just one for the Bayelsa West and 5 for the Bayelsa Central District.

However on the finish of the screening train, the committee was stated to have cleared former Governor Seriake Dickson as the one aspirant for Bayelsa West and Cleopas Moses, a former Chairman of PDP in Bayelsa, for Bayelsa Central.

The opposite 4 aspirants had been stated to be disqualified by the committee.

Occasion sources near the panel claimed that there have been over 5 completely different grounds for the purported disqualification of the 4 affected aspirants.

They ranged from non-possession of legitimate PDP membership playing cards, non-payment of membership dues, irregularity in names on certificates, irregularity in courtroom affidavits to irregular cost of taxes.

In accordance with one of many sources, who spoke on situation of anonymity, among the disqualified aspirants hurriedly rushed to acquire their three-year tax clearance about two months in the past, a improvement that indicated that they allegedly evaded tax cost for 2 years.

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The supply added that it was troublesome for the screening panel to wave the provisions of the PDP and Nigerian Structure on necessities for eligibility, insisting that the disqualified aspirants ought to blame themselves and never anybody.

“The one choice obtainable to them is to proceed to the Screening Enchantment Panel to disprove the sooner report of the screening,”
the supply stated.

Sunday PUNCH reported that some supporters of a few of disqualified aspirants had throughout the week staged a protest in Yenagoa, the state capital, alleging the manipulation of the train in opposition to their selections.

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