Musician turned politician, Banky W has been given another chance to clinch a House of Representatives ticket under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the party announced its decision to repeat its primaries across four states.
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KanyiDaily recalls that Banky W, who is contesting for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat, was earlier declared winner of the PDP primary election after polling 28 out of 31 votes cast by delegates.
But in a dramatic twist, the election’s final result submitted at the PDP headquarters in Abuja recorded that the singer only secured seven votes while the winner polled 23 votes.
In a statement on Saturday, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said the National Working Committee (NWC) has approved repeat of the primaries after very careful deliberations on the reports of the Electoral and Appeal Panels on the congresses of PDP in Lagos, Imo, Benue and Katsina States.
Ologunagba said that the NWC approved Sunday June 5 for the repeat primaries in Ahiazu and Orsu State Constituencies of Imo; as well as Musawa, Dandume, Zango State Constituencies of Katsina State.
Others, according to him are: Oru East/Orsu/Orlu Federal Constituency of Imo and Kwande/Ushongo Federal Constituency of Benue.
Also Monday, June 6 has been rescheduled for Lagos State House of Representatives Primaries (24 Federal Constituencies)
“Furthermore, Kaduna Central Senatorial District of Kaduna State, Enugu West Senatorial Districts of Enugu State as well as Boki/Ikom Federal Constituency and Yakuur II State Constituency, both of Cross River earlier scheduled for Saturday June 4 have been cancelled,” Ologunagba said.
He advised all party members in the affected states to take note of the new dates.
KanyiDaily recalls that another singer, J Martins had withdrew from the Federal House of Representatives race to represent Arochukwu/Ohafia in Abia State.