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PDP to publish list of delegates before primaries


The Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is to make public  names of the 2,677 delegates that will participate in its primaries.
No fewer than 220 aspirants in the state are seeking the party’s ticket to run for the governorship, National and state assembly elections in the 2019 general polls.
The party in a statement on Thursday, said  list of delegates would be released ahead of the governorship primaries scheduled for September 30.
The statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Abraham Catoh, said the decision to make the list public was part of a resolution adopted at a meeting of the party’s State Executive and all aspirants on September 26, adding that it was aimed at ensuring transparency, fairness and a level-playing ground for all the aspirants.
“The meeting of State Executive Committee of the People’s Democratic Party and members of the Party aspiring for State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Governorship positions held on the 26th September, 2018, for a transparent, free and fair party primaries, the following resolutions were reached:
“Authentic delegates list will be given to all aspirants, at their level of contest before the election day; which will be verified by the aspirants on the day of the primaries before the commencement of the primaries.
“The aspirants will sign the back of the ballot papers, each, before the commencement of the exercise.
“The party shall provide a venue and logistics for the primaries as agreed by the party and the aspirants, proper security arrangements will be provided by the party at the election venue” the statement said.


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