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Niger PDP Postpones Primaries To Thursday

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election has been postponed to Thursday, following protests by four of the five aspirants contesting the election.

The protesting aspirants, Sani Kutigi, Sidi Abdul, Abdulrahman Gimba and Abubakar Jankara, insisted that delegates must identify themselves properly before they could be accredited.

A total of 800 delegates were expected to elect the party’s governorship candidate.

The four aspirants took the decision that all delegates must identify themselves properly after an emergency meeting they held in one of the offices at the PDP secretariat, venue of the election.

Mr Jankara, who spoke on behalf of the aggrieved aspirants, conveyed their decision to the chairman of the electoral panel and deputy governor of Bayelsa, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

The protesters insisted that delegates must present a means of identification, which should be a national drivers’ licence, a national identity card or international passport.



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