PDP Fixes Date For Primary Ahead Of Kogi, Bayelsa Elections
PDP Fixes Date For Primary Ahead Of Kogi, Bayelsa Elections

The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed speculations of plans to prolong the tenure of its current party executives beyond 23rd July 2019.

PDP in a statement signed by the state publicity secretary, Bode Ogunmola, however, affirmed that the present executives can seek re-election.

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The statement partly read: “The attention of the party has been drawn to a protest by some unknown persons on AIT yesterday (Monday), insinuating against an assumed intention to reaffirm the present state party executive by some leaders.

“The PDP wishes to place on record that it has never contemplated any attempt at reaffirmation, and members should disregard the purported protest, as it is only a figment of the imagination of mischief-makers.”

The Statement further states: “We want to state that the tenure of the present executives would expire by the end of July. And, in accordance with the party’s constitution, the NWC has commenced an action, by rolling out guidelines for a congress that will bring onboard new executives.

“We wish to state however that the present executives have the constitutional right to seek for reelection for the second term and that doesn’t stop any interested party members from obtaining nomination form to contest for any position of their choice in an open contest to be conducted by the NWC and not the state executives.

“We implore the protesters and all members to have faith in the NWC, that the PDP will organise a free and fair congress acceptable to all.”