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PDP to pick presidential, other candidates through direct primaries

16 April 2016, 14:00

Abuja - The  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it would pick its presidential and other candidates for elections in 2019 through direct primaries.

It said this was necessary in order to allow members of the party at all levels have their input in who would be flag bearers of the party in all elections in the country.

The party said it was also planning to amend its constitution to provide for the emergence of all its candidates through this process.

Also read:PDP explains why Obasanjo, Atiku dumped the party

Speaking during a meeting with the former National chairman of the opposition party in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party, Peter Mac Manu, the PDP Spokesman, Olisa Metuh said that as part of the reforms taking place in the party, the leadership had proposed a constitutional amendment to allow its candidates for the 2019 general elections to be selected by the people at the grassroots level.

The proposed amendment which Metuh said had already been sent to state chapters of the party nationwide would have members line up to vote for the candidates of their choice in a manner similar to the pattern popularly known as ‘Option A’.

- News 24


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