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BREAKING: PDP rejects imposition of Direct Primaries in latest Electoral Act amendment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it has received the news of the passage of the harmonized electoral act amendment bill, which among other things, provided for direct primaries for nomination of candidates for elections by political parties.

According to a statement issued by National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP declared that it is the inalienable right of political parties to determine their form of internal democratic practices, including the processes of nominating its candidates for elections at any level, within the context of constitutional democracy.

The PDP also stated that it believes that no political party should force its own processes on any other political party as the direct primaries amendment, a practice of the All Progressives Congress (APC), sought to achieve.

“Having stated this, the PDP shall, within the next 48 hours, make its final decision in respect of this amendment known,” the party further stated.