PDP fixes date for Ondo guber primary, releases timetable

By Nudoiba Ojen

The Peoples Democratic Party National Working Committee has fixed Thursday April 25 for the governorship primary in Ondo State for the emergency of its candidate

This is the highpoint of the schedule of activities released by the PDP NEC ahead of the Ondo State governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had set November 16, 2024, as the scheduled date for the Ondo State Governorship election.

The schedule, signed by the PDP National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, was displayed on Monday on a notice board at the party’s national headquarters, Wadata Plaza, in Abuja.

According to the timetable, the party’s congress where its governorship candidate will emerge will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

In the schedule of events, the interactive meeting between critical stakeholders and the National Working Committee is scheduled for March 5, 2024.

“The sale of expression of interest, nomination forms, and Ad-hoc forms is slated for March 7 – March 21. March 25 is the deadline for submitting a completed expression of interest and Ad-hoc forms,” the timetable partly stated.

As outlined in the PDP timetable, governorship aspirants will undergo screening at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on March 27. The screening reports are scheduled to be submitted on March 29.

The party also scheduled the appeals on the screening exercise for April 2, 2024. The ward Congress to elect 3-man Ad-hoc Ward Delegates will take place between April 6 – April 7, with the ward Congress appeals scheduled for April 10.

The guideline also indicates that the certification of the deputy governorship candidate by the NWC of the party will occur on May 9, while May 20 is the deadline for submitting the name of the governorship candidate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

According to the timetable, the final date for withdrawal and replacement of candidates is June 10.

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