2023: PDP Confident on Winning Presidential, major governorship, National and State Assemblies Election.
…….Condemn insecurity, corruption in APC led administration.
By Innocent Okoh.
16 March, 2023.
The 95th National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ended with commendations and applause for the National Working Committee (NWC), the National Caucus, the National Assembly Caucus, the Board of Trustees (BoT), the PDP Governors’ Forum and the party’s structures at various levels in stabilizing it for the task ahead.
The party stated this in a communique released at the end of the NEC meeting held today, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. It further condemned in strong term the insincerity, corruption and what they described as “insensitivity of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration resulting in worsening insecurity and agonizing economic hardship in the country.”
The communique which was signed by Hon. Debo Ologunagba, National Publicity Secretary, further stated; “NEC also condemned the abysmal corruption in the APC government which is responsible for the excruciating fuel crisis and collapse of our national grid that have crippled economic and social activities in our country”.
The communique reads in part; “NEC notes that Nigerians are now looking up to the PDP for solution and as such urged all Party members to remain united in the PDP’s mission to Rescue and Rebuild our country from the misrule of the APC.
“Preparations for the 2023 General Elections:
“NEC approved the PDP Electoral Guidelines for the conduct of Primary Elections
“NEC approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities of the PDP for the 2023 general elections.
“NEC approved a 50% reduction in nomination fees for youths aged 25 to 30 years for various elective positions.
“NEC also approved the commencement of sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from Thursday, March 17, 2022
“The following amounts for the Forms were approved by NEC: “(i) State House of Assembly -Expression of Interest – N100,000. Nomination Form N500,000.
“(ii) House of Representatives- Expression of Interest – N500,000=
Nomination Form N2,000,000=
“(iii) Senate – Expression of Interest – N500,000, Nomination Form N3,000,000.
“(iv) Governorship – Expression of Interest – N1,000,000, Nomination Form N20,000,000.
“(v) President – Expression of Interest – N5,000,000, Nomination Form N35,000,000.
“Zoning: NEC also approved the establishment of a 37-member Zoning Committee to make recommendations for the zoning of various elective positions for the 2023 general elections.”