PDP presidential aspirants battle 3,700 delegates

The fate of the 15 presidential aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be determined by not less than 3,700 delegates.

Should President Muhammadu Buhari assent to the amended Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act before the primary scheduled for May 29-30, the number of delegates would increase.

In a document obtained at the weekend, there are 15 states with delegates above 100.

They include Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Kano, Delta, Enugu, Rivers, Adamawa, Imo, Kaduna, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Katsina, Sokoto, and Osun where court disputes may reduce the number of delegates.

Based on Section 33 of the PDP Constitution, the delegates comprise the National Chairman and other members of the National Executive Committee (NEC); serving and former governors; serving and former members of the Board of Trustees; former members of the National Working Committee; members of the National Assembly and former principal officers.

Others are serving members of the Zonal Executive Committee and State Working Committee; serving members of the House of Assembly and former presiding officers; elected Local Government Area (LGA)Council chairmen; all LGA party chairmen; governorship candidates and deputies; National Assembly candidates; National delegates to the National Convention (one per LGA); and one physically challenged person per state.



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