Electoral Act Amendment: No party can impose its processes on another – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has received the news of the passage of the harmonised Electoral Act Amendment Bill, which among other things, provided for direct primaries for nomination of candidates for elections by political parties.

The party, however, held that it is the inalienable right of each political party, within the context of Nigeria’s constitutional democracy, to decide its form of internal democratic practices including the processes of nominating its candidates for elections at any level.

In a statement by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said it believes that no political party should force its own processes on any other political party “as the direct primaries amendment, a practice of the All Progressives Congress (APC), sought to achieve”.

Having stated this, the PDP further stated that it shall, within the next 48 hours, make its final decision in respect of the amendment known to the public.

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