Ahead of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for May 28 and 29, 2022 to elect the party’s candidate, the party has insisted that only democratically elected delegates will vote at its primaries.
PDP National Organising Secretary, Hon. Umar M. Nature, in a statement on Saturday disclosed that the new date for the State Houses of Assembly primaries.
According to the party, as stated in Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act, 2022, delegates to vote at the Indirect Primaries and National Convention of political parties to elect candidates for elections shall be those democratically elected for that purpose only.
The statement partly reads, “Consequently those qualified and eligible to vote as delegates in the forthcoming Primaries and National Convention of our great Party, the PDP are the three (3) ad-hoc delegates per ward, elected at the Ward Congresses and one (1) National Delegate per Local Government, elected at the Local Government Area Congresses.
“Furthermore, the NWC wishes to inform our party members that the State Houses of Assembly Primaries to elect our State House of Assembly candidates, earlier scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022 will now hold on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 8:00am to 12 noon; while the House of Representatives Primaries to elect our House of Representatives candidates will also hold on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 2:00 pm.”
PDP urged all aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and it’s teeming members to take note.