PDP RESCHEDULING PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES FOR MAY 28, 2022
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The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called an emergency meeting of its National Working Committee (NWC) to discuss pressing concerns, including the possibility of postponing its national convention, which was scheduled for today, Saturday, May 28 2022.
The NWC meeting is expected to address problems relating to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) decision to extend the deadline for party primaries across the country.
INEC had, in a statement on Friday, May 28, explained how it was urged by the council of political parties to extend the time for primaries following outstanding issues emanating from the exercise across the country.
The decision made way to shift the primaries’ deadline from June 3 to June 9, 2022.
Owing to the development, PDP convened its members to take a stand on whether or not the deadline extension would give the All Progressives Congress (APC) an edge in the presidential election in 2023.
“We have strong reasons to believe that the extension was announced by INEC today to allow the APC properly digest the outcome of the PDP’s convention and pick its candidate accordingly,” a member of the party said.
“We were supposed to have our convention a day apart, but this latest move could give the APC a window to shift its convention by additional days just to properly strategize against whoever emerged as flagbearer at our convention,” the party member added.
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