19 November 2011
Abuja — THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, insisted yesterday that it will go ahead with today
's gubernatorial primaries in Bayelsa State, in spite of the court order obtained by embattled Governor Timipre Sylva to stop it.
The party said it is relying on Section 25 (10) of the Electoral Act which bars the courts from stopping a party from holding primaries.
The section states: "Nothing in this section shall empower the courts to stop the holding of primaries or general election or the processes thereof under this Act pending the determination of a suit. Whatsoever." The primaries is in readiness for the governorship election in February next year.
A source at the PDP National Secretariat of the PDP,
said all was set for the election, just as election materials had already been delivered for the process. Wadata Plaza
According to the source, the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade will lead the team that will conduct today
Olubolade who has been a very frequent face at the party
's National Secretariat since the beginning of this week was also at the office of the National Organising Secretary, Prince Uche Secondus, where he was briefed, along side other members of the panel.