2023: Eligible delegates to vote during primaries – PDP

May 21, 2022
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention has disclosed that only eligible delegates will vote to elect its 2023 Presidential candidate at its upcoming national convention.

Those it said are eligible include the 3 ad-hoc delegates elected at the Ward Congresses and a National Delegate per Local Government.

PDP made this known in a statement by its National Organizing Secretary, Hon. Umar M. Nature on Saturday ahead of its convention slated for 28 and 29 May.

Nature said on the strenght of the 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.

The statement which urged aall aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and its teeming members to take note, reads partly “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.”

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