2023: PDP Sets Up Committee To Screen Deputy Governorship Candidates
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a Deputy Governorship Candidate Screening Committee.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, made this known in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja.
Ologunagba stated that the screening committee will screen/verify nominated deputy governorship candidates of the party in all the 28 states where governorship elections are scheduled to be held.
The PDP spokesman said the mandate for constituting the committee by the National Working Committee was pursuant to the provision of Part V, Paragraph 11 of the Electoral Guidelines of the party.
He disclosed that the screening exercise will hold at the party’s National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 10:00 am.
According to the PDP spokesman, the screening is mandatory for all nominated Deputy Gubernatorial Candidates of the party.
Ologunagba said the committee will be headed by Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, while Dr Akilu Indabawa is the Secretary of the committee and Sunday Omobo will serve as the Administrative Secretary.
Other members of the committee are Fidelis Tapgun, Rt. Hon. Binta Bello, Suleiman Usman (SAN), Dr. Istifanus Zabadi, Hajia Kulu Haruna, Ayotunde George-Ologun, and Debby Nicol.
Recall that the PDP had constituted a Vice Presidential Candidate Screening Committee that screened Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, after his nomination as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the standard-bearer of the party.