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PDP fixes date for Katsina council primaries



The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State revealed its timetable for the Katsina council elections on April 11, 2022, on Monday.

The timetable which was signed by the State Chairman of the party, Alhaji Salisu Majigiri, revealed that sales of forms to the party’s aspirants in the election commenced on Monday and ends on January 31, 2022.

PDP fixes date for Katsina council primaries

PDP fixes date for Katsina council primaries

According to the timetable, screening of aspirants would take place on February 1 and 2, 2022, respectively.

Primaries for the party’s aspirants for the Councillorship and 3 “Ad hoc delegates” come up on February 5, 2022, while that for the chairmanship aspirants would hold on February 7, 2022.

The party will hold appeals on the outcome of the primaries on February 6 and 8, 2022, respectively.

The timetable also showed that the party would thereafter submit its candidates for the elections to the Katsina State Independent Electoral Commission.

Investigation at the State Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress on Monday showed that the party was yet to formally release its own timetable for the election.

Newsmen recall that the KSIEC Chairman, Mallam Ibrahim Bako, had last Tuesday revealed that the council election in the state will hold on Monday, April 11, 2022.

Bako who made the disclosure at a press conference in Katsina revealed that campaigns and rallies for the election commenced that day (Tuesday).

He declared, “Council election in Katsina State will hold on Monday, April 11, 2022, while campaigns and rallies for the election commence today, Tuesday January 11, 2022. So, if you calculate from today to April 11, 2022, it will be exactly 90 days needed for the election notice.

“All political rallies and campaigns will commence from today January 11 and end 24 hours before the date of the election.

“Political campaigns and rallies will be conducted in accordance with the laydown rules, regulations, and guidelines for a hitch-free Local Government Election in the state.”

Bako emphasized that only candidates sponsored by registered political parties would be allowed to contest in the election.

He assured of the readiness of his commission to conduct a “free, fair and credible election”.

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