By Anita Godfrey
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, national chairman has clarified that following the current position of the electoral act only 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 were legible to vote at the PDP primaries.
This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Organizing Secretary, Hon. Umar M. Bature on Friday evening in Abuja.
The party in a statement titled:” USE OF ELECTED DELEGATES FOR THE PRIMARIES AND NATIONAL CONVENTION” dated May 20, 2022 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.
“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.
“All aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and teeming members of our Party should please take note, the part added.