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Delta PDP To Hold Congress Despite Pandemic

Tuesday, 24 March 2020


Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic and efforts to halt the spread by discouraging large gatherings, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Delta State Branch is scheduled to hold its state congress tomorrow.

A circular to all delegates, signed by Chief Onoriode Sunday, said “Dear Delegate, I am directed to invite you to the 2020 State Congress holding at the Cenotaph, Asaba. Date. Tuesday 24/3/2020 Time. 10:00 am. Thanks for your usual cooperation and safe journey as you come.  Chief Onoriode Sunday. SOS.”

Some party stalwarts and other Deltans who spoke off record expressed shock at the insensitivity and callousness of the Delta State PDP. “Must the congress hold? Why the hurry? Are these people in tune with the global trend? And what is the governor saying in all this. This is sad,” a security agent lamented in exasperation.  Our reporter also reached out to INEC where an official who refused to speak “on camera” expressed surprise at the desperation of Delta State PDP.

Recall that the Governor of Oyo state had come under fire recently for holding a rally despite the spread of the Coronavirus, an action he has apologised for.
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