From Victor Osula, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has released timetable for the conduct of fresh governorship primary in Abia State following the death of its candidate, Professor Uchenna Ikonne during the week.
National Publicity of the Party, Mr Debo Olgunabgba said the National Working Committee fixed the primary in accordance with provisions of Section 33 of the Electoral Act 2022.
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 (Governorship Candidate Nomination)-Saturday, February 04, 2023
Fresh aspirants are permitted to participate in the current exercise alongside those who contested in the earlier primary.
He urged all party leaders, critical stakeholders, teeming member and supporters of the PDP in Abia State are guided by this accordingly.
Meanwhile, the party has expanded the Ekiti State Caretaker Committee, which it reconstituted on suspension of some members and candidates for anti-party activities last week.
The Members of the Expanded Ekiti State PDP Caretaker Committee are; 1. Arch. Sadiq Obanoyen -Chairman
2. Hon. Ojoade Fajana – Member
3. Chief Mrs Adijat Eniola Balogun – member
4. Hon. Oladimeji Joshua Ayodele – member
5. Chief Boboye Adekunle – member
6. Hajia Lawal Idayat Tosin – member
7. Comrade Waliu Olawole Oladipupo – member
8. Erelu Toyin Olumilua Mark – member
9. Dr. Alade Beatrice Modupe – Member 10. Aare Temitope Amerijoye – Member
11. Akogun Bunmi Ogunleye – Member
12. Olugbenga Adewole – Member
13. Hon Ajibola Samuel – Member
14. Barr. Dosu Babatunde – Member/Secretary
“The NWC urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our Party in Ekiti State to continue to work together and remain focused on the task ahead,: said Ologunagba