Eagle’s Sight News reports that there have been intrigues and confusions on whether the People’s Democratic Party has again rescheduled its primaries as fixed to commence on Sunday 22nd May, 2022.
There have been various controversial reports by some news mediums on Saturday claiming that the PDP has rescheduled its primaries.
Contrary to this reports the PDP National Organizing Secretary Hon. Umar M. Bature in a circular has restated that the primaries will commence as scheduled. According to the release,
“This is to inform Aspirants to various elective positions in the 2023 general election, Delegates and teeming members of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that our Primaries to nominate candidates for the 2023 general elections will commence as officially scheduled on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the State Houses of Assembly Primaries to elect our State House of Assembly candidates will hold on Sunday, May 22, 2022, the House of Representatives Primaries to elect our House of Representatives candidates will also hold on Sunday, May 22, 2022 while the Senatorial Primary to elect our Senatorial candidates will hold on Monday, May 23, 2022.
“The National Working Committee has approved that in the event of unforeseen logistic situations activities of the Senatorial Primary may extend to Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
“The NWC further clarifies that by virtue of Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act, 2022, those qualified and eligible to vote as delegates in the forthcoming Primaries and National Convention of our great Party 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.
“ll aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and teeming members of our Party should please take note.”
Hon. Umar M. Bature
National Organizing Secretary