PDP announces date for State Houses of Assembly, Reps, senate primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that primaries to nominate candidates for State Houses of Assembly and the House of Representatives will take place on Sunday, 22nd May 2022.

The leading opposition party made the announcement in statement by its National Organizing Secretary, Hon. Umar M. Nature, on Saturday.

It also disclosed that the Senatorial Primary to elect Senatorial candidates will hold on Monday, May 23, 2022.

The statement partly read “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 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”.

It also urged all aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and its teeming members to take note.


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