23 Oct 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan gets one-week ultimatum to declare for presidency

Ahead of the formal declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan for his re-election bid for the 2015 Presidential election, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday gave the President and other aspirants vying for various elective positions, one week ultimatum to purchase their expression of interest and nomination forms, saying the party cannot go for a national convention to ratify someone who has not indicated interest to contest.

Addressing journalists yesterday at the Party’s National Secretariat, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh said the October 30 closing date for the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms will not be extended beyond 6 pm on that date.


He said, “The NWC today (yesterday) decided that the issue of the closing date for the collection of the nomination forms cannot be extended. It will not be extended beyond 6 pm, of October 30th, no party member can obtain forms for our 2014 congress and convention after the deadline”.

Despite the adoption of President Jonathan by the National Executive Committee, NEC at its 66th Meeting as the party’s sole candidate for the 2015 Presidential election waiting for ratification at the party’s National Convention slated for December 6, the national leadership of PDP said that the leadership of the party also yesterday granted waiver to all its returning and new members to enable them contest for the Ward and three Ad-hoc delegates ahead of the ward and Ad- hoc congresses, with a promise to release the full list of other members who are contesting for Governorship, National Assembly elections today.

Metuh, who spoke to journalists after the weekly meeting of the National Working Committee, NWC, said, “today, the National Working Committee has granted unconditional waivers to all returning and new members of the party who seek to participate in the Ward Delegate Primaries. Because it is an adhoc primaries, the NWC wishes to clarify that there is no requirement for party members to write to Ward Chairmen or Local government Chairmen for waivers. All party members, new, and returning members are free to participate in the Ward Delegate Congress.

“The NWC today decided that the issue of the closing date for the collection of the nomination forms cannot be extended. It will not be extended, 6:pm, October 30, no party member can obtain forms for our 2014 congress and convention after the deadline, the last date is 30th of October and it will not be extended.
 

Credit: Henry Umoru/Vanguard

2 comments:

  1. what is delaying him again ?

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  2. God go save us from una one day

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