Published On: Thu, Jun 18th, 2020

Edo 2020: PDP Shifts Party Primary To June 23

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News Investigators/ The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its primary election earlier slated for June 19 and 20, 2020 for the forthcoming gubernatorial poll in Edo State.

The national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

He said the national working committee (NWC) took the decision to postpone the exercise “based on the exigencies of party activities.”

He further revealed that the primary election, earlier scheduled for Friday and Saturday has now been shifted to Tuesday next week, June 23.

He urged all aspirants, critical stakeholders, party faithful, and PDP supporters in Edo State to take note of the new date for the exercise.

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).
Full statement below:

June 18, 2020

Press Statement

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.

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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