By Ahmed Abubakar
Following series of enquires by aspirants and party members, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced that the last date for the return of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for primary elections remains Friday, November 14, in line with the timetable released by the party.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Monday said all state chapters and aspirants must ensure that all forms are returned to the office of the National Organizing Secretary at the National Secretariat, Abuja not later than midnight of November 14.
The party restated that “any form submitted by any individual or state chapter later than midnight of November 14, 2014 would not be accepted” adding that the deadline will not be extended.
Meanwhile, in another statement, the party said tomorrow’s declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential election is an immeasurable boost on the collective aspiration of millions of members of the party for the greatness of Nigeria through the continuity of transformation of the nation.
The statement which described President Goodluck Jonathan as “the champion, the best of them all is on the stage”, invited the opposition to a free, fair and non-violent contest.
According to the statement, the unanimous endorsement of the President for a second term by the party, “is a decision anchored firmly on the overriding necessity for an unmitigated protection of the national interest against the backdrop of sectional and selfish machinations squirming from the ranks of opposition, “is a case for a total support from all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria.
It further said the acceptance of the offer made to him by the party after weeks of wide consultation and deep thought for national service, is a significant fresh assurance of better days ahead from a President who does more and talks less.