The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday revealed that it’s presidential primary will be held on May 28 and the winner will emerge May 29th.
This was contained in the ‘Schedule of Activities and Timetable for the Year 2022/2023 Elections’ which was released by the party on Wednesday.
The timetable was signed by the National Organising Secretary of the party, Umar Bature.
According to Bature, the PDP candidate would emerge on May 29 at the end of the Special National Convention (Presidential Primary) that would start on May 28.
NPOReports had earlier reported that the PDP, at its 95th National Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, pegged its nomination and expression of interest forms for presidential aspirants at N40m.
During the meeting, the party also approved the establishment of a 37-member Zoning Committee to make recommendations for the zoning of various elective positions for the 2023 general elections.
The PDP was in power from 1999 to 2105 before President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress trounced then-President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP at the 2015 presidential election.
The party has since then been struggling to return to power.
Northern politicians who have shown interest in getting the PDP’s 2023 presidential ticket include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; and ex-governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Aside from northern politicians, some southern stalwarts including former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim; former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; media personality, Dele Momodu, amongst others have also expressed interest in clinching the party’s 2023 presidential ticket in the primary which is expected to hold later this year.
The party, however, did not state whether it has agreed on a consensus candidate or whether it has zoned the ticket to any geopolitical zone.