PDP in secret meeting, plans rescheduling presidential primaries

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    YBTC NEWS— Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are currently holding a secret meeting ahead of the party’s presidential primaries for the 2023 election scheduled to take place today.

    The meeting is said to be going on behind closed doors at Transcorp Hilton Abuja.

    Sources who spoke to the News Digest disclosed that the emergency meeting of its national working committee officials was meant to discuss emerging issues of urgency, including possible postponement of its convention scheduled for Saturday May 28, 2022.

    INEC in a statement on Friday said it was urged by an umbrella body of political parties to give additional time for primaries due to outstanding issues arising from the exercise nationwide. The decision shifted primaries’ deadline from June 3 to June 9. Less than 48 hours before the date earlier fixed, the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress was yet to constitute a convention planning committees nor organise screening for all the presidential aspirants who purchased and returned their expression of interest and nomination forms.

    However, Transition Monitoring Group, TMG berated the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for extending the deadline for the conduct of primary elections.

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