The Social Democratic Party candidate for 2015 National Assembly election into the House of Representatives, Owan Federal Constituency in Edo State, Oarhe Dickson, has raised the alarmed over alleged attempt to substitute his name.
Oarhe protested such sinister moves by some politicians predominantly from Edo North Senatorial District of the state, who recently joined the SDP having lost out in party primaries of their erstwhile political parties and now trying to hijack and have a total grip of the party in the state.
In a statement issued over weekend in Sabogida-Ora, the headquarters of Owan West Local Government Area, the Director of Campaigns/Consultant on Legal Matters of the Dickson Oarhe Campaign Network, Barrister David Maduku, warned the Independent National Electoral Commission not to in anyway and by whatever circumstances accept any documents wherein the name of Dickson is not presented as the candidate of the SDP for the House of Representatives, Owan Federal Constituency.
DOCAN said: “INEC being the electoral umpire should follow its rules and guidelines set for the 2015 general elections.
“That where it is on well documented records that Oarhe Dickson took part successfully at the SDP primary election at the state secretariat of S.D.P supervised by INEC officer from its headquarters Abuja and two others from it Edo state office conducted by the SDP state chairman, Prince Frank Ukonga, officials of the party in the presence of delegates and party supporters, it was announced and documented that Oarhe Dickson emerged candidate of SDP in the 2015 National Assembly election for House of Representatives,
Owan federal constituency, Edo state.
“We are using this to therefore inform INEC not to do the otherwise but to strictly review and preview which ever documents to be submitted to them from whichever authority as regards names of those SDP is presenting to INEC as their candidate in the 2015 National Assembly election for House of Representatives, Owan federal constituency, Edo state in the interest of peace.”