The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have announced that the party’s primaries, earlier scheduled to take place on Saturday, has now been shifted to Sunday, May 22, and only delegates duly elected in their respective wards will take part in the primaries.
This was made known through a press release by Hon. Umar Bature, National Organizing Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party.
According to Honourable Umar, three delegates, per ward, will vote and take part in the primaries to choose the House of Assembly candidates of the party.
“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.”
“Consequently those qualified and eligible to vote as delegates in the forthcoming primaries and National Convention of our great party, 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, 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.”
“All aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and teeming members of our party should please take note”, stated the release.