Kaduna PDP, Aspirants Map Out Strategies To Ensure Free, Fair Primaries

    His Excellency former Governor, Dr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero (right) submits his letter of intent for contesting the governorship of Kaduna State, 2019 general election. With him is the PDP Kaduna State chairman, Honourable Felix Hassan Hyet. Photo: BASHIR BELLO
    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
    In furtherance of its resolve to conducting a free, fair and transparent primaries, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Kaduna State Chapter has agreed that all aspirants would be presented with authentic delegates list and would all sign all the ballot papers.
    This according to a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh, was part of what was agreed with the aspirants at a meeting held on September 26, 2018.
    “Authentic Delegates list will be given to all aspirants, at their level of contest before the election day, which will be verified by the aspirants on the day of the primaries before the commencement of the primaries
    “The Aspirants will sign the back of the ballot papers, each, before the  commencement of the exercise,” the statement said.
    It explained that it was part of the resolutions reached at the meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) and members of the party aspiring for State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Governorship held on the 26th September, 2018, for a transparent, free and fair party primaries, the following resolutions were reached:-
    “The party shall provide a venue and logistics for the primaries as agreed by the party and the aspirants.
    “Proper security arrangements will be provided by Party at the election Venue
    “A standby generating plant(source of power) will be provided at the election venue, by the Party, to avoid power outage,” it said.
    The party further explained that each of the aspirants will give name of one person to be appointed as a member of the electoral committee, for the verification of the delegates list before the commencement of the primaries
    “All Delegates shall cast their votes by themselves or announced to an official loudly to write the name of the preferred aspirant on the ballot for him/her,which will be confirmed by the agent of the aspirant mentioned
    “You may wish to bring more suggestions to the party leadership,as members of our great party, on how best to have a very transparent, free and fair Party primaries,” it added.


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