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2015: PDP cancels endorsement of candidates by state chapters

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has canceled the endorsement of candidates by officials of the party for the 2015 general elections at its state chapters.

In a statement issued by Prof. Wale Oladipo, the PDP National Secretary, the decision was reached at the NWC meeting on Thursday in Abuja.

He said that some elected officers of the party at the state level, had continued to engage in processes aimed at endorsing candidates for the 2015 general elections.

This, he said, was in spite of warnings from the party's national leadership that as unbiased umpires, party officials should not be involved in such practice.

He, however, added that the party's NWC would not hesitate to protect party members 'who in any way stand to be shortchanged, cheated or victimised by such endorsements'.

The party scribe said that the PDP would conduct primaries to duly elect its flag bearers in line with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the party`s constitution.

He charged members and supporters to disregard all such endorsements, adding that the party would not hesitate to sanction erring officers or chapters involved in such practice.

This, he said, was the final warning, stressing that the sanctity of the party`s nomination processes must be protected at all times.

He assured party members that a level-playing ground would be provided for all aspirants intending to participate in the nomination processes