By Markson Ode
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has commenced sales of expression of interest and nomination forms in its 95th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
The National Executive Committee (NEC), after extensive deliberations on issues of urgent national importance as well as preparations for the 2023 general elections approved the sales of nomination and expression of interest forms:
“The following amounts for the Forms were approved by NEC:
“(i) State House of Assembly -Expression of Interest – N100,000=
Nomination Form N500,000=
(ii) House of Representatives- Expression of Interest – N500,000=
Nomination Form N2,000,000=
(iii) Senate – Expression of Interest – N500,000=
Nomination Form N3,000,000=
(iv) Governorship – Expression of Interest – N1,000,000=
Nomination Form N20,000,000=
(v) President – Expression of Interest – N5,000,000=
Nomination Form N35,000,000”.
On zoning, the party also approved the establishment of a 37-member Zoning Committee to make recommendations for the zoning of various elective positions for the 2023 general elections.
The Communique issued at the End of the 95th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was Held Today, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, which was signed by Hon. Debo Ologunagba
National Publicity Secretary, commended the efforts of the various organs of the Party; the National Working Committee (NWC), the National Caucus, the National Assembly Caucus, the Board of Trustees (BoT), the PDP Governors’ Forum and structures at various levels in stabilizing the Party for the task ahead.
The NEC also commended the commitment of the National Working Committee (NWC) under the Chairmanship of Sen. Dr Iyorchia Ayu to further unite and reposition the Party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The NEC further applauded the NWC for the success of the Party in the Local Government election in the FCT as well as in recent by-elections across the country.
The NEC equally commended the NWC for the successful conduct of the PDP primaries for Ekiti and Osun States’ governorship elections respectively and charged all party members to work hard to ensure victory in the two elections.
However, the NEC expressed confidence in the ability of the NWC to lead our Party to win the Presidential election, majority of state governors as well as the majority of seats in the National and State Assemblies.
On the state of the nation, NEC strongly condemned the insincerity, corruption and insensitivity of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration resulting in worsening insecurity and agonizing economic hardship in the country.
PDP also condemned the abysmal corruption in the APC government which is responsible for the excruciating fuel crisis and collapse of our national grid that has crippled economic and social activities in our country.
The party noted that Nigerians are now looking up to the PDP for a solution and as such urged all Party members to remain united in the PDP’s mission to Rescue and Rebuild our country from the misrule of the APC.
Preparations for the 2023 General Elections, the party approval the following:
“1. NEC approved the PDP Electoral Guidelines for the conduct of Primary Elections
“2. NEC approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities of the PDP for the 2023 general elections.
“3. NEC approved a 50% reduction in nomination fees for youths aged 25 to 30 years for various elective positions.
“4. NEC also approved the commencement of sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from Thursday, March 17, 2022”.