In line with provisions of its constitution and the Electoral Act of Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, 30th April, 2022, held Congresses across the 276 council wards of Benue State.
The Ward Congress was meant for the elections of 3 adhoc state delegates who would be voting for State and National Assembly aspirants, as well as governorship aspirants of the party in the forthcoming primaries in May.
Reacting to the conduct of the exercise, the state’s chapter of the party expressed satisfaction that the exercise was successful in all the council wards and it had elected 3 delegates from each of the wards peacefully.
Briefing Journalists in Makurdi, the State capital, Mr. Bemgba Iortyom, the party’s Publicity Secretary, said “those delegates will enjoy an ad-hoc status and constitute part of the electoral college at its indirect primary elections slated for next month, to nominate candidates for the State and National Assembly as well as Governorship elections coming up in 2023”.
The party commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for diligently monitoring the exercise in each of the council wards in strict compliance with provisions of the law.
“Equally, Benue PDP lauds the order and security maintained at each of the venues of the exercise by Security agencies which contributed immensely to its successful conduct and outcome.
“It is our faith that the next round of congresses slated at the various stages and the National Convention will enjoy similar success in reflection of the robust internal democracy culture of our great party”, Mr. Iortyom told newsmen.
The primaries for the purpose of electing candidates for the State House of Assembly would hold May 7; House of Representatives, May 12; Senate, May 14; gubernatorial, May 21; while the national convention holds in Abuja between 28th and 29th May, 2022.