ABUJA – Ahead of the July 16, 2022 Osun State governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to commence the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms on Monday, November 22 to Friday, December 10, 2021.
The party, in a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu, said that under the revised timetable for activities leading to the primary election as approved by the National Working Committee (NWC), the last day for submission of forms has been fixed for Friday, December 17, 2021.
Screening of aspirants is scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the national secretariat, while appeals on screening have been slated for Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Ward congresses to elect three-man ad hoc delegates have been fixed for Wednesday, February 16 to Thursday, February 17, 2022 while Local Government Congress for election of one national delegate and one person living with disability per local government area has been scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2022.
The publication of delegates’ list has been scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2022 while the governorship primary for the election is schedule for Monday, March 7, 2022. Appeals on the governorship primary will be taken on Thursday March 10, 2022.
Meanwhile, the PDP has appointed caretaker committee for Lagos State.
The decision of the NWC is pursuant to its powers under sections 29(2)(b) and 31(2)(e) of the PDP constitution (2017 as amended).
The nine-member committee is charged with the responsibility of running the affairs of the party in Lagos State as stipulated in section 21(2)(a-b) of the PDP constitution, for a period, not exceeding 90 days (three months) (from November 2021 to February 2022) until a new executive committee is elected.
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