BREAKING:PDP Reviews Time-Table For Guber ,NASS Primaries, Others



By Danlami Nmodu

Nigeria’s ruling party, thePeoples Democratic party has reviewed the time-table for its primaries towards the 2015 general elections.

Abubakar Mustapha,national organizing secretary of the party said in a statement on Saturday, “In exercise of its powers under Section 29 (2) (a) and (b) of the  Constitution of our Great Party (2012 as amended), the National Working  Committee (NWC) has approved the review of timelines (Time-table) for  the conduct of Congresses/Primaries preparatory to the 2015 General  Elections.

The governorship primaries and  national convention of Peoples Democratic  Party,PDP will hold in December.Also the primaries for the House of Representatives and the Senate will also  hold in December.

While the primaries for  House of Representatives  will  take place 6th  December ,2014,primaries for the Senate are scheduled to hold  the next day ,that is 7th  December .Appeals  into primaries for National Assembly positions will be  heard  on  8th December .

For the gubernatorial primaries, the PDP said  deadline for  return of forms     is   14th November .Next, there will  be “screening and appeals” scheduled  to hold between 22nd and 25th  of  November.And ultimately, the  Governorship Primaries  will hold  8th  December,2014  .

Despite the fact that President Goodluck Jonathan  has been endorsed  as its only  presidential candidate, the PDP  has still scheduled      the “screening and appeals” on  presidential primaries for    26th  of November.

The  party’s National Convention  is scheduled to  start 10th December and end the next day, 11th December 2014

The new time-table which the party said  supercedes the earlier one is as follows:

    A. HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY:
    a. Return of Forms – 06/11/14 (Completed)
    b. Screening – 07-09/11/14 (Completed)
    c. Screening Appeal – 10/11/14
    d House of Assembly primaries- 29/11/14
    e. Appeals 30/11/14
    B. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
    a. Return of Forms – 14/11/14
    b. Screening and Appeals – 19-21/11/14
    c. House of Representatives Primaries – 06/12/14
    d. Senate Primaries – 07/12/14
    e. NASS Appeals – 08/12/14
    C. Governorship:
    a. Return of Forms – 14/11/14
    b. Screening and Appeals – 22-25/11/14
    c. Governorship Primaries – 08/12/14
    e. Appeals 09/12/14
    D. PRESIDENTIAL:
    a. Return of Forms – 15/11/14
    b. Screening and Appeals – 26/11/14
    c. National Convention 10-11/12/14
    The statement said further “It is noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been notified of the review.”