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PDP Screens Atiku, Saraki,16 Others As SWC Declares Zero Tolerance For Imposition

Among those screened were the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.

PDP Screens Atiku, Saraki,16 Others As SWC Declares Zero Tolerance For Imposition

As part of preparations for the 2023 Presidential Election, the People’s Democratic Party has screened the 17 Presidential aspirants in line with the party’s Guidelines for primaries.

Among those screened were the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP has also advised all Party leaders, stakeholders and officials to conduct themselves in line with the Party’s Regulations in the 3-Man Ad-Hoc and National Delegate Congresses and Primaries slated for Saturday, April 30, 2022.

The National Publicity Secretary of the NWC, Hon. Debo Ologunagba said on Friday evening that “this directive is part of the resolution of the NWC at its 552nd meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 in keeping with its resolve to ensure credible, transparent, free and fair processes in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.

“The NWC advises Party leaders, stakeholders and members at all levels to refrain from any form of imposition, infringement and meddlesomeness in the exercise adding that any evidence of infringement and non-compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the Party’s Electoral Guidelines will attract serious consequences including the cancellation of the outcome of such Ad-Hoc Delegate Congresses.

“The NWC therefore directs all members and officials of the Party to respect and fully comply with the Party’s Constitution and the Electoral Guidelines in the conduct of the 3-man Ad-Hoc and National Delegates Congresses and Primaries.

“It also directs that the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 with regard to consensus candidate in the coming Ad-Hoc and National Delegate Elections must be observed in the conduct of the exercise.“


The Publicity Secretary said Party leaders, critical stakeholders and Party members should be guided according to the directive.