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PDP Convention: Party Clears 27 Candidates, Disqualifies Three Others

A file photograph of the PDP brand.


The Convention Screening Committee of the (*27*) Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared 27 candidates to take part within the celebration’s forthcoming nationwide conference.

While one of many aspirants dropped out of the race, three different candidates have been disqualified for taking the celebration to courtroom.

Chairman of the Convention Organising Committee, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, disclosed this on Thursday on the celebration’s headquarters in Abuja.

He revealed that the screening committee led by a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke, has submitted its report.

Among the disqualified aspirants is a lawyer, Okey Muo-Aroh, who’s looking for election into the workplace of the PDP nationwide secretary.

Others are Dr Olafeso Eniola and Professor Adewale Oladipo who search to turn out to be the celebration’s nationwide publicity secretary and deputy nationwide chairman (south) respectively.

This adopted the screening of 33 candidates looking for election into the workplace of the nationwide chairman and different varied positions forward of the celebration’s nationwide conference.

Meanwhile, the PDP has unveiled the brand and promotional supplies for its 2021 National Convention scheduled to happen on October 30 and 31.

The brand with the inscription “Come, let’s rescue Nigeria together”, is designed with an umbrella offering cowl for a sketch of the Nigerian map.

The celebration’s nationwide conference brand was unveiled on October 21, 2021.


On Wednesday final week, PDP leaders from the North held a consensus assembly to trim down the variety of candidates contesting within the conference.

Before then, former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu had emerged as a consensus candidate for the chairmanship place when celebration leaders within the north-central area held an identical assembly.

On September 9, the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) arrange a nationwide zoning committee to zone nationwide places of work to be contested by all celebration members.

The mandate of the committee, nonetheless, didn’t embrace zoning of the places of work of the president, vp, in addition to different government and legislative places of work within the nation.

Three weeks after it was inaugurated, the committee introduced that the subsequent PDP nationwide chairman ought to come from the North, the place the present places of work being held by officers within the South ought to swap locations with the places of work presently within the North.

The suggestions of the committee have been later ratified by the PDP’s NEC.

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