PDP Delegates To Elect New South-South Executives Today

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1,095 delegates from six states in the South-South will today gather at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt, to elect zonal leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

It was gathered that the race for the national vice chairman South-South is between the immediate past occupant, Emmanuel Ogidi, from Delta, and Dan Orbih, the caretaker committee national vice-chairman, from Edo.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), delegates are drawn from Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, and Rivers.

An analysis of zonal delegates, Akwa Ibom has 224, Bayelsa 118, and Cross River, 192. Delta has 236, Edo has 168, while host Rivers has 196.

The analysis showed that all delegates from Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, and Rivers were available while Cross River registered 153.

The analysis further showed that the number of delegates currently available from Cross River declined from the actual number of delegates because it had yet to elect its state executive.

According to the analysis, two-thirds of expected delegates are 756, while the percentage of currently available delegates is 97 percent.

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