2015: PDP Cancels Presidential Primary Election
The Peoples Democratic Party has cancelled its presidential primary election earlier scheduled for December 6.
The party said with the adoption of the president as the sole candidate of the PDP, there would be no need for a primary election. What would only be done on Dec 6 would be ratification of the adoption of the president to contest the 2015 election.
The decision of the party was made known by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, in a telephone interview on Friday said the convention would ratify the decision taken at NEC.
Metuh said, “There is difference between convention and primary. What we are going to have on December 6 at the convention is to ratify the decision taken at NEC.
“There will be no primary again because we already have a candidate and what we will do is that delegates will just ratify him.”
With this arrangement, only President Jonathan is expected to pay the sum of N22m, which the party has fixed as nomination fee for its presidential aspirants.
Governorship aspirants are to pay N11million while senators are to pay N4m, Reps, N2 million and State House of Assembly aspirants, N1m.
The NEC, while approving this as part of its guidelines for the 2014 general elections, added that the presidential primary shall be by special convention using the modified open secret ballot system otherwise known as open secret.
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