PDP congresses: Refrain from imposition, infringement – NWC warns party leaders
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised all party leaders, stakeholders and officials to refrain from any form of imposition, infringement and meddlesomeness in the three-man Ad-Hoc and National Delegate Congresses and Primaries slated for Saturday, April 30, 2022.
PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, Friday urged all members to conduct themselves in line with the party’s regulations.
According to the statement, this directive was part of the resolution of the NWC at its 52nd meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, to ensure credible, transparent, free and fair processes in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.
The statement read “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 including the cancellation of the outcome of such Ad-Hoc Delegate Congresses.
“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”.
The opposition party also directed that the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 with regard to consensus candidates in the coming Ad-Hoc and National Delegate Elections must be observed in the conduct of the exercise.
It urged all party leaders, critical stakeholders and members to be guided accordingly.