The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reportedly has postponed its primary election for the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo State.
PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, announced this in a statement issued on Thursday.
According to him, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP took the decision to postpone the exercise based on the exigencies of party activities.
Ologbondiyan revealed that the primary election, earlier scheduled for Friday and Saturday, has now been shifted to Tuesday next week, June 23.
He urged all governorship aspirants, critical stakeholders, party faithful, and PDP supporters in Edo State to take note of the new date for the exercise.
According to Channels TV, the PDP spokesman gave an assurance that the party would conduct its activities in line with the COVID-19 guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Read the full statement below:
PDP Postpones Edo Governorship Primaries
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the Edo state governorship primary election earlier scheduled for Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, 2020, to a new date of Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
This decision is predicated on the exigencies of party activities.
All governorship aspirants, critical stakeholders, party faithful, and our teeming supporters, particularly in Edo state, are to take note accordingly.
Our party wishes to remind our members that all activities shall be in accordance with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)’s guidelines on COVID-19, as it concerns social/physical distancing at public gatherings.
National Publicity Secretary