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PDP Screens Candidates For National Chairmanship, Other Positions

A file photograph of chairs on the venue of a PDP congress.


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has screened 33 candidates looking for election into the workplace of the nationwide chairman and different varied positions within the get together’s nationwide conference.

The aspirants have been examined on Wednesday in Abuja by the screening committee led by a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke.

According to him, the committee hopes to complete the train inside a day to allow sufficient time for the attraction committee to do its job.

Adoke, who can also be a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), vowed that the committee wouldn’t succumb to exterior affect to drive an aspirant out or in for the competition.

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The PDP governorship candidate in Ondo State and SAN, Eyitayo Jegede, is the deputy chairman of the committee.

The screening train befell per week after PDP leaders from the North held a consensus assembly forward of the get together’s nationwide conference scheduled to carry on October 30 and 31.

The assembly held on Wednesday final week on the Bauchi State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja was convened to trim down the variety of candidates contesting within the conference.

Former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu had emerged as a consensus candidate for the chairmanship place when get together leaders within the north-central area beforehand held an analogous assembly.

On September 9, the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) arrange a nationwide zoning committee to zone nationwide workplaces to be contested by all get together members.

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

Three weeks after it was inaugurated, the committee introduced that the following PDP nationwide chairman ought to come from the North, the place that the present workplaces being held by officers within the South ought to swap locations with the workplaces at present within the North.

According to it, that is according to the PDP Constitution on zoning and rotation of get together and nationwide workplaces within the curiosity of justice, fairness, and equity.

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

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