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BREAKING: Only Democratically Elected Delegates Will Vote During Primaries-PDP

By TMS Politics

The Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said that only democratically elected party delegates will be eligible to vote in the party’s primary elections and national convention scheduled to hold between May 22 and May 30th 2022. This it said is in obedient to the provision of the 2022 Electoral Act.

The party made this known in a statement issued by it National Organizing Secretary, Umar M. Bature on Friday night.

The party also made adjustment to the timetable for the state House of Assembly and House of Representatives primary election earlier slated for May 21, 2022.

This development means that statutory delegates will not be eligible to vote in the primary elections.

The statement reads in parts;

“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.

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