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Published On: Thu, Nov 27th, 2014

PDP faults disqualification of aspirants

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National Publicity Secretary, Chief OlisaMetuhBy Ahmed Abubakar

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has nullified all disqualifications made against aspirants seeking elective offices within the party by various screening and appeal committees.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh stated this in a signed statement yesterday that “the decision followed enquiries by our members especially aspirants”.

“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wishes to announce that all aspirants who have been cleared by different Screening Committees for the purpose of our primary elections should disregard any purported disqualification by Screening Appeal Panels.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Screening Appeal Panels are neither authorized by our electoral guidelines nor by the constitution of the PDP to disqualify aspirants already cleared by the Screening Committees.

“In this regard, the NWC declares all such disqualifications by Appeal Panels null and void as they clearly violate laid down rules as well as the principles of natural justice and good conscience.

“Consequently, the NWC hereby directs all affected aspirants to ignore such disqualifications and move ahead with preparations for the primaries” the statement added.

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