Killed Niger PDP delegates to be replaced in next primaries


Three party delegates in the postponed gubernatorial primary elections in Niger State were killed last Wednesday and will now be replaced by new delegates.

The two female and one male delegates from Mariga local government area in Niger State on their way to fetch their identification badges when they were reportedly ambushed by terrorists.

They were part of the 13 delegates from the local government area returning home to obtain their means of identification to enable them vote in the PDP governorship primaries based on demand by aspirants.

Chairman of Niger PDP Electoral panel and Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, announced the incident at the venue of the primaries when local government delegates were called to cast their votes.

He urged the people to observe a minute of silence for the deceased.

The Niger PDP governorship primary was postponed over the non-availability of valid identification of delegates.

The aspirants demanded that every delegate must have a valid means of identification with their PDP membership cards.

This development made several delegates return home to get their identification to vote for their aspirants.

After consultation with all the aspirants, Ewhrudjakpo announced the deceased would be replaced with other delegates from Mariga local government area.