All Troublesome Members Would Be Sanctioned, PDP Committee Warns As Party Prepares for Primaries

All Troublesome Members Would Be Sanctioned, PDP Committee Warns As Party Prepares for Primaries

  • Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has warned party members and delegates against fomenting trouble during the primaries
  • Saraki said that the national reconciliation and strategy committee would be sanctioning members who are seen to be troublesome
  • According to the former Senate President, most of the crises within the party are fuelled during the PDP primary elections in various states

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned that all members of the party who are troublesome would be sanctioned.

Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, April 6, the chairman of the national reconciliation and strategy committee, Bukola Saraki, called for stern sanctions for party delegates who create crises in various states where they have been assigned to conduct PDP primaries.

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The PDP has warned members against creating crises during the party's primaries. Photo: Bukola Saraki
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The Punch reports that Saraki urged the PDP national chairman, Iyiorchia Ayu, and the national working committee to carry out extensive scrutiny of the selection of delegates for states.

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His words:

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“They must be people who will be fair to all and adhere strictly to democratic tenets. Sanctions should be meted out to those of them who create a crisis by their actions."

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The Guardian reports that the reconciliation committee noted that the conduct of the primaries has always been a source of crisis for the party.

Calling for transparency, Saraki recommended that the party leadership should explore the idea of setting up a standing committee to advise it from time to time.

He said the advice should be on the issue of strategy for the primaries, particularly as the party prepares for the 2023 general elections.

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The PDP had approved the reduction of nomination fees for youths in the party by 50 per cent.

A statement signed by the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, said that all youth between the ages of 25 and 30-years who plan to vie for various elective positions would pay 50 per cent of the nomination fee.

Ologunagba in the statement seen by noted that the decision of the party was made available in a communique issued at end of the 95th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP.

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In another development, the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, had called on all Muslim faithful to pray for the restoration of peace, unity and security in Nigeria as they begin this year’s Ramadan fasting and prayer.

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Ortom in a goodwill message sent to by his chief press secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur said that the challenges bedevilling the nation demand some level of spiritual intervention.

Stating that Nigeria also needs prayers for her survival, Ortom said the security challenges experienced by the country are taking a toll on the society even as the 2023 general election approaches.


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