The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, reminded all party leaders, stakeholders and officials to conduct themselves in line with the party’s regulations in the 3-man ad-hoc and national delegate congresses and primaries slated for Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Hon. Debo Ologunagba National Publicity Secretary of the party in a statement on Friday said the directive is part of the resolution of the NWC at its 552nd meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in keeping with its resolve to ensure credible, transparent, free and fair processes in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.
According to him, the NWC advises Party leaders, stakeholders and members at all levels to refrain from any form of imposition, infringement and meddlesomeness in the exercise adding that any evidence of infringement and non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the Party’s Electoral Guidelines will attract serious consequences.
He listed the penalty for disobedience during the primaries as; cancellation of the outcome of ad-hoc delegate congresses, among others
“The NWC, therefore, directs all members and officials of the Party to respect and fully comply with the Party’s Constitution and the Electoral Guidelines in the conduct of the 3-man Ad-Hoc and National Delegates Congresses and Primaries,” it said.
The statement also, directed that the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 with regard to consensus candidate in the coming Ad-Hoc and National Delegate Elections must be observed in the conduct of the exercise.
He warned all party leaders, critical stakeholders and party members to be guided accordingly.