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PDP to hold state assembly, house of reps primaries on May 22

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi chapter, said it had held its ward delegates congresses across the 171 wards in the state.

The national working committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party has shifted the date for the conduct of its state house of assembly primaries.

The state house of assembly primaries were scheduled to take place on May 21 (today).

In a statement on Friday, Umar M. Bature, PDP organising secretary, said the primaries will now take place on May 22 — the same day as the house of representatives primaries.

“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,” the statement reads.

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“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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“All aspirants, critical stakeholders, leaders and teeming members of our Party should please take note.”

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