The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced a further extension of dates for the conduct of its congresses and primary elections ahead of the 2023 general elections.
In a statement on Tuesday jointly signed by the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, and National Secretary, Chris Anyanwu, the party announced new dates for the conduct of primaries for its political offices.
The party, however, kept silent on the date for the conduct of its presidential primary.
The PDP said in the state that it was again “compelled to change the dates for congresses and primaries due to unforeseen circumstances.”
The new dates indicated that primary for state House of Assembly will hold on Saturday May 21; House of Representatives, Sunday, May 22; Senate, Monday, May 23, and governorship primaries, Wednesday, May 25.
The party also noted that due to the insecurity situation in the South-East region with the attendant sit-at-home order every Monday, the Senate primaries in the region will hold on Tuesday, May 14.
“In the case of the South-East region, due to the sit-at-home currently being observed on Mondays, the Senate primaries will now hold on Tuesday, May 24,” the statement added.