PDP shifts presidential primaries to Dec 10
The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has shifted the party's presidential primaries from December 6 to December 10.
This was contained in a statement by Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha, National Organising Secretary of the party, on Saturday in Abuja.
'In exercise of its powers under Section 29 (2) (a) and (b) of the 2012 constitution of our party as amended, the NWC has approved the review of time-table for the conduct of congresses and primaries,'' the statement said.
This, it said, was preparatory to the 2015 general elections, adding that the new time-table superseded the earlier one.
According to the statement, return of presidential nomination and expression of interest forms will close on November 15, while screening and appeals would be on November 26 and the National Convention holds on December 10.
Return of governorship forms by aspirants, according to the new time-table, will now end on November 14, while screening and appeals hold between November 22 and 25.
The statement said governorship primaries would be held on December 8.
According to it, return of forms for House of Assembly will end on November 14, while primaries and appeal will hold on November 29 and November 30 respectively.
Primaries and appeal for senatorial aspirants will take place on December 7 and December 8 respectively, the statement added.
The statement stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission had been notified of the review. NAN