PDP Reschedules State Assembly And Reps Primaries, Clarifies Delegate To Elect Candidates For State Assembly To Presidential Primaries

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PDP Reschedules State Assembly And Reps Primaries, Clarifies Delegate To Elect Candidates For State Assembly To Presidential Primaries

 

 

 

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has clarified the delegates to elect candidates for elections ahead of the party’s primary election.

 

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The party revealed that those delegates democratically elected for purpose are only eligible to vote during the State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Governorship and Presidential primaries.

 

The National Organizing Secretary of the party, Hon. Umar M. Bature, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.

 

 

 

According to him, by virtue of 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.

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He said 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 are eligible to vote during the State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Governorship and Presidential primaries.

 

Hon Bature also revealed that the NWC of the Party has adjusted the dates for the party’s primaries.

 

According to him, the new date of the party’s primary elections for the State Houses of Assembly and the House of Representatives seats is now May 22.

 

He said “By virtue of 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.

 

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“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 8:00 am 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.

 

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“All aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and teeming members of our Party should please take note”.

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