The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, June 16, released dates for the conduct of its primaries ahead of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
According to a short statement from the party obtained by Newsflash247, the primary elections to determine PDP’s candidates in Kogi and Bayelsa states will hold on September 3.
The party said the dates had been approved by its National Working Committee (NWC).
According to the PDP, the ward congresses to elect the three-man ad-hoc delegates is scheduled for Thursday, August 22 while the local government area congress for the national delegates would take place on Monday, August 26.
Newsflash247 earlier reported that the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, recently His words: “My attention has been drawn to a statement circulating in the media, to the effect that I plan to lead a street protest in the event that the election petition tribunal rules against my party and I on the issue of a server for the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“Such a statement did not emanate from me or my privies. It is the work of mischief makers who want to mar my spotless pro-democratic record and lay the ground work for their threatened actions against me on false charges of being a threat to national security.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also urged the European Union (EU) and other international communities to continue to monitor electoral process in Nigeria.
PDP’s deputy national chairman (South), Yemi Akinwonmi, made the call when he received a delegation of EU Elections Observation Mission at the party’s Presidential Campaign Office on Friday, June 14, in Abuja.