Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will commence its nominations for the 2023 general elections today with primaries to choose candidates for the state Houses of Assembly and House of Representatives elections.
Primaries to choose the senatorial and governorship candidates is expected to hold on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, while the national convention to choose the PDP presidential candidate will hold on May 28/29 in Abuja.
A statement by the PDP National Organizing Secretary, Umar Bature, said only three ad-hoc delegates per ward and one national delegate per local government area will participate in the exercises.
According to him, “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 ad-hoc delegates per ward, elected at the ward congresses and one national delegate per local government, elected at the Local Government Area congresses.