PDP fixes dates for governorship, presidential primaries
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed dates for the governorship and presidential primaries , TheCable reports.
The schedule was signed by Umar Bature, the national organising secretary of the party.
Last Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the schedule of activities for the 2023 general election.
The screening process will fall during the 2022 Ramadan season, according to the PDP schedule.
The 30-day Ramadan period will start from April 2.
Specifically, the screening of aspirants for the house of assembly, house of representatives, senate, governorship and presidential seats will take place, respectively, on each day from March 29 to April 2.
According to the schedule, the process would start March 7 with the official release of the timetable and ends October 21, 2022.
BELOW IS THE SCHEDULE FOR PDP ACTIVITIES AHEAD OF 2023 ELECTIONS
The party’s national working committee (NWC) will release the timetable and guidelines for its activities and equally constitutes congresses and convention committees
The party will send notice of congresses and conventions to INEC
The party will send notice of election to state chapters.
The party will publish its timetable for the 2023 elections in national newspapers.
The commencement of sales and purchase of forms for all offices.
Nomination of members of electoral committees and appeal panels.
Final day for the submission of nomination and expression of interest forms.
Publication of membership of committees, and convention sub-committees.
MARCH 29 — APRIL 2
The screening of aspirants for the house of assembly, house of representatives, senate, governorship and presidential seats will take place, respectively, on each day from March 29 to April 2.
APRIL 4 — APRIL 6
The screening appeals of aspirants for the house of assembly, house of representatives and senate seats will take place, respectively, on each day from April 4 to April 6.
The ward congresses to elect 3-member ad-hoc delegates will take place.
Ward congresses appeals will take place.
The LGA congresses to elect national delegates will take place.
Appeals for the LGA congresses will be conducted
The national working committee (NWC) of the party will publish delegates’ lists in national newspapers.
The state house of assembly primaries will be conducted across the states of the federation.
Appeals on state house of assembly primaries will be heard.
House of representatives congresses to elect candidates who will contest for the federal constituency elections will be conducted.
Appeals on the house of representatives congresses will be entertained.
Senatorial district congresses to elect candidates who will contest for the senatorial elections will be conducted.
Appeals on the senatorial district congresses will be heard.
The date for governorship election primaries at the state congresses.
Appeals on governorship primaries will be entertained.
The presidential primary election will be conducted at the national convention.
Appeals on the presidential primary will be heard.
The party’s national working committee will present certificates of returns to all candidates.
JUNE 10 — JUNE 17
Submission of presidential and national assembly candidates’ names and forms to INEC.
JULY 1 — JULY 15
Submission of governorship and state house of assembly candidates’ names and forms to INEC.
Commencement of campaigns.
The last day for withdrawal by presidential and national assembly candidates and replacement of withdrawn candidates.
The last day for withdrawal by the state house of assembly and governorship candidates and replacement of withdrawn candidates.
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