The Peoples Democratic Party chapter in Abia State has set February 4 as the date for a new primary to replace its late governorship candidate, Professor Uche Ikonne.
Prof. Ikonne passed away, aged 66, on Wednesday morning from “multiple cardiac arrests” at the National Hospital in Abuja.
The Abia PDP announced on Friday that the election to replace Ikonne will take place at 10:00 am at the Umuahia Township Stadium in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, in accordance with provisions of the Electoral Act 2022, which requires political parties to hold new primary elections “within 14 days of the occurrence” of a candidate’s death.
Amah advised potential candidates to “collect Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the PDP Headquarters at Wadata Plaza, Wuse Abuja.”
“The sale of both forms begins today Friday, January 27 and ends on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
“The screening of aspirants will hold at the PDP National Headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 11:00 am prompt.
“All the aspirants are expected to present themselves to the State Working Committee, SWC, of the Abia PDP on Friday, February 2, 2023, at the State Secretariat, Finbars Street, Umuahia, by 12:00 pm.”
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