The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, disclosed yesterday, that it has recognized the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and would henceforth work with it for all its activities.
INEC’s deputy director, voter education and publicity, Nick Dazang, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, explaining that INEC ratified the administrative approval granted Makarfi based on the judgment of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
According to its Decision Extract issued on July 14, 2016, and signed by the Director, Commission’s Secretariat, Ishiaku A. Gali, the commission said it would recognise the national caretaker’s activities such “as the conduct of primaries of political officers; and the submission of the plaintiff’s list of the candidate for any election to be conducted by the commission.
“Two weeks ago, the commission received the candidate forwarded to it by the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP, which had earlier secured an order from the Port Harcourt high court,” Dazang said.
It would be recalled that INEC had two weeks ago received the candidate forwarded to it by the Makarfi-led faction of the PDP which had earlier secured an order from the Port Harcourt High Court.