PDP faults Electoral Act Amendment

*Says No Party Has Right To Impose Its Processes on Another

By Ihechi Enyinnaya

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the passage of the harmonized electoral act amendment bill, which among other things, provided for direct primaries for nomination of candidates for elections by political parties.

In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, the
party said it is the inalienable right of each political party, within the context of our constitutional democracy, to decide its form of internal democratic practices including the processes of
nominating its candidates for elections at any level.

It said: “The PDP also 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 shall, within the next 48 hours, make its
final decision in respect of this amendment known.

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