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2023: PDP Fixes New Date For NEC, National Caucus Meetings




PDP Reacts To INEC Extension Of Presidential Primary Election Deadline

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting for the second time in a week.

Recall that the main opposition party had earlier scheduled its NEC meeting for Thursday, May 5 before shifting it to Tuesday, May 10.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, PDP National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said the much-anticipated meeting will now hold on Wednesday, May 11.

Anyanwu stated that the earlier date clashed with the local governments’ delegates’ election involving all members of the party.

He added that the venue of the meeting remained the party’s NEC Hall at the PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja.

In another statement, Anyanwu stated that the party’s National Caucus meeting earlier scheduled to hold on May 10, would now hold on May 11 at the Akwa Ibom Governor’s Lodge.

It is understood that the NEC meeting was among other things that will be a determinant on whether or not the party would be zoning its presidential ticket to a particular region.

The NEC meeting was expected to deliberate on the Governor Samuel Ortom-led 37 member zoning committee which submitted its report to the NEC through the National Working Committee (NWC) over two weeks ago.

There have been recommendations by party stakeholders that the 2023 presidential ticket should be thrown open to all contenders, while others asked the party to zone the ticket to the South East.

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