Edo PDP challenges LG electoral law amendment


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Jethro Ibileke/Benin

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo State chapter Thursday resolved to challenge the recent amendment of the Edo State Local Government Electoral Law by the State House of Assembly.

The State Chairman of PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, who while addressing journalists in Benin, condemned the composition of the state electoral commission (EDSIEC), adding that the party was heading to the court on the basis of three issues.

According to him, the first issue is whether “the Edo State House of Assembly cannot validly amend the Edo State Local Government Electoral Law to abridge the length of notice of poll stated in section 30(1)of the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended, having regard to paragraphs​ 11 and 12 of Part 2 of the second schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as (amended).”

He said the second issue is whether “no valid…

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