Peoples Democratic Party to comply with amended section of Electoral Act to elect delegates for primaries.
Written by News Room on May 21, 2022
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says only three elected ad-hoc delegates per ward and one elected national delegate per local government will vote at its forthcoming primaries and national convention.
The party made the declaration in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by its National Organizing Secretary, Mr Umar Bature, Saying the decision was taken in consonance with Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act 2022 as amended by the National Assembly.
The sub-section states that delegates to vote at indirect primaries and National Convention of political parties to elect candidates for elections shall be those democratically elected for that purpose only. Section 84 (8) of the Electoral Act, therefore, allows only statutory delegates to participate in political parties’ congresses and conventions.
The statutory delegates include the president, governors, National Assembly members, state assembly members, local government chairmen and councilors. Bature also stated that the party’s National Working Committee and the States Houses of Assembly primaries had been shifted from Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 22.
He added that the House of Representatives primaries to elect PDP House of Representatives candidates would also hold on Sunday, May 22 and advised all PDP aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and teeming members to take note of the changes.