2023 Elections: PDP Adjusts Timetable, Extends Sale Of Forms

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has adjusted its timetable for screening aspirants for various positions.

The opposition party on Thursday also announced the extension of the closing dates for the purchase and submission of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for the 2023 general elections.

The party made the changes known in a statement issued through its spokesman, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, Naija News reports.

PDP revealed in the new timelines that the last day for the purchase of all forms would now be Thursday, April 14, 2022, while the deadline day for the submission of all Forms is now extended to April 17, 2022.

The adjusted timetable also shows that the following dates have been fixed for the screening of aspirants for various positions:

State House of Assembly: April 19, 2022
National Assembly: April 20, 2022
Governorship: April 21, 2022, and
Presidential: April 25, 2022

Screening Appeals are scheduled as:

State House of Assembly: April 21, 2022
National Assembly: April 22, 2022
Governorship: April 26, 202 and
Presidential: April 27, 2022

The party also urge aspirants to note that all duly completed State Assembly Forms are to be submitted to the various States Secretariat of the Party.

Meanwhile, ahead of the presidential primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress,
President Muhammadu Buhari has been warned by some leaders of the party against imposing a consensus candidate ahead of the 2023 general election.
The presidential primary election of the ruling party is scheduled to hold in May.

The party had recently produced its national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu through consensus arrangement after President Buhari appealed to governors and other stakeholders in the party.

Following the successful outcome of the convention, some stakeholders in the party are already pushing for the consensus method to be adopted during the presidential primaries.

The South-West Agenda for Asiwaju 2023 (SWAGA’ 23) has described the idea of a consensus presidential candidate as unacceptable.

The National Secretary of SWAGA, Bosun Oladele while speaking with Daily Independent, said any aspirant seeking to be the consensus presidential candidate is only trying to get the ticket through the backdoor, Naija News reports.

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