The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has appointed the Adamawa State governor, Umaru Fintiri, as the Chairman of the Edo ward Congresses Electoral Committee to elect three-man ad-hoc ward delegates in 192 wards for the upcoming 2020 governorship election in the state.
Other committee members approved by the party include Bayelsa State governor, Duoye Diri, Mrs. Mobalaji Lamuye, Chukwuka Onyema, and Senator Samuel Anyanwu (Secretary).
The exercise scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020, across the 192 wards of the state.
Recall that PDP had released a timetable for the election of its governorship candidate in the state, stating that the sale of forms will commence on May 22 while the last day for the submission of the completed governorship forms was June 2.
The screening exercise for all those that completed and returned the governorship forms, according to the party, are June 4, while the appeal for those that are dissatisfied with the screening is also June 4.
The National Organising Secretary of the party, Austin Akobundu, stated further that the ward elections to elect three ad-hoc delegates will take place on June 9 and the appeal for those dissatisfied with the outcome of the process was slated for June 12.
In the same manner, Col Akobundu (rtd) said that election of local government delegates to pick national delegates that would elect the governorship candidate of the party would be on June 16 and the appeal had been slated for June 19.
According to the PDP National Organising Secretary, the election of the party’s governorship candidate would take place between June 23 and June 24, while any appeal arising from it would be on June 26 .
The party said the date for the submission of the name of the governorship candidate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will take place on July 13, while the last day for the submission of local government agents to INEC is September 1, 2020, and the date of the election is September 19.