PDP stops Adamawa primaries, says it’s unlawful

The Peoples Democratic Party

The PDP says its state chapters need approval to run primaries or congresses.

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has directed all the state chapters of the party to refrain from conducting primaries and/or congresses without express approval from the national leadership.

The party said that no state has constitutional powers to conduct any congresses without express approval of the National leadership.

The PDP said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.

“The NWC has rejected the slated Adamawa State PDP Local Government primaries and directed the state to cease any further action in this regard as it is unconstitutional, unauthorized and therefore unlawful,” Mr. Metuh said.

The PDP spokesman also asked all state organs of the Party to henceforth comply with all the provisions of the party’s constitution especially Article 50 (1).

The Adamawa state chapter of the party had Wednesday commenced primary election for the selection of the party’s candidates to run in the forthcoming Local Government elections.

The party selected candidates for councillorship positions by “consensus” without allowing party members to elect the candidates of their choice.

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