Breaking: Abia: PDP National Headquarters Releases Timetable for Fresh Abia Guber Primary
The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has released the timetable for the conduct of fresh governorship primary in Abia State.
This follows the death of its former guber candidate in the state, Prof Eleazar Uche Ikonne on the 25th of February, 2023. Consequent upon that, the Party is expected to replace its late candidate within fourteen days of the demise through a fresh primary election.
The party at both the state and national levels have been working assiduously together to ensure they beat the 14-day deadline as stipulated by law.
The National Working Committee of the party has therefore released a statement today setting the timetable for the conduct of the fresh primary election.
In the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, NPS, Hon Debo Ologunagba, and made availzble to News Medal, the process will start on Friday, January 27 and culminate in the state congress scheduled for February 4, 2023.
The statement in full reads
“Following the sad event of the death of our Abia State Governorship Candidate for the 2023 general elections, Prof. Uchenna Eleazar Ikonne, and pursuant to the provisions of Section 33 of the Electoral Act 2022, the National Working Committee (NWC) has released the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the conduct of a fresh Governorship Election Primary in Abia State.
The Timetable and Schedule of Activities are as follows;
1. Notice to INEC – Friday, January 27, 2023
2. Sale of Forms – Friday, January 27- Tuesday, February 31, 2023
3. Last day for the Submission
of already purchased Forms – Wednesday, February 01, 2023
4. Screening of Aspirants – Thursday, February 02, 2023
5. Screening Appeal – Friday, February 03, 2023
6. State Congress
(Gubernatorial Candidate Nomination)-Saturday, February 04, 2023
Fresh aspirants are permitted to participate in the current exercise alongside those who contested in the earlier primary.
All Party leaders, critical stakeholders, teeming member and supporters of the PDP in Abia State are guided by this accordingly”.
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