PDP fixes new date for Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo governorship primaries

PDP fixes new date for Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo governorship primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set a new date for the screening of aspirants ahead of the party’s off-cycle governorship primary elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.

A statement by its National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, on Friday in Abuja, said the primary elections, which had been fixed for 13 February, will now hold on 1 March.

The party also said the sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for the governorship elections in Kogi State has been extended to 13 February.

It explained that the adjustment in the date was necessitated by the on-going campaigns for the forthcoming general elections.

“The slight adjustment in date is necessitated by the on-going electioneering campaigns for the 2023 General Elections.

“All other dates for other activities related to the primary elections in the respective States remain unchanged,” the statement said.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the governorship elections in Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa States for 11 November.

The three states are among the eight states in the country where the commission conducts off-cycle governorship elections. The others are Anambra, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and Edo.

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