The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has ratified the administrative approval granted to the Acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the judgment of the Federal High Court, Port-Harcourt by recognizing the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP for all its activities.
According to its Decision Extract issued on 14th July 2016 and signed by the Director, Commission’s Secretariat, Ishiaku A. Gali, the Commission said it would recognize the National Caretaker’s activities such as:
· The conduct of primaries of political officers; and
· The submission of the plaintiff’s list of the candidates for any election to be conducted by the Commission.
Two weeks ago, the Commission received the candidate forwarded to it by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP which had earlier secured an order from the Port-Harcourt High Court.