- PDP has announced the sale of forms to its members who are interested in contesting various positions in the National Working Committee
- The opposition is reported to have fixed a fee of N5 million for the national chairman while deputy national chairman and national secretary are N3 million each
- The announcement is coming ahead of its national elective convention which is scheduled for October 30 and 31
Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention for the election of new members of the National Working Committee (NWC) the party has revealed the price for the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms.
Vanguard reports that the form for the national chairmanship seat costs N5 million, while the deputy national chairman and national secretary goes for N3 million each.
Legit.ng gathered that the forms for national publicity secretary, national auditor, national financial secretary, national youth leader, national treasurer and national legal adviser is to cost N2 million each.
Forms for other offices at the national level in the opposition's NWC including deputies offices are N750, 000 each.
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This is coming ahead of its national elective convention which is scheduled for Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31.
In a post shared on its official Facebook page, the party urged all potential aspirants for various party offices to purchase their forms at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja from Monday October 11 to Friday October 15.
According to the timetable, the last day for the submission of purchased forms is Saturday, October 16.
PDP finally announces zone for national chairmanship position
Recall that the party zoned the national chairmanship position to the north. Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who doubles as the chairman of the zoning committee announced this in Abuja on Thursday, September 30.
Ugwuanyi noted that the decision came after a meeting of PDP Governors’ Forum held on Wednesday night, September 29.
He stated that nine governors were said to have voted in favour of the position of chairman going to the south against three that backed the north.
Chairmanship position: PDP stakeholders push for David Mark
Meanhile, there are indications former Senate president, David Mark, could emerge as the next chairman of the party.
Though his candidacy does not sit well with some party leaders who feel aggrieved with the zoning.
Immediately the Zoning Committee’s announcement, some stakeholders reached out to Mark to consider leading the opposition party.