The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has shifted its governorship primary in Ekiti State, southwest of Nigeria from January 15 to January 22, 2022. This is according to a letter signed by the PDP Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu; and the National Secretary, Senator Nnaemeka Anyanwu.
In the letter dated Tuesday, January 4, 2022, and addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, the PDP noted that its ward congress to elect the three-member ad hoc ward delegates had been shifted to Saturday, January 15.
It further stated that the local government congresses to elect one national delegate, as well as one person living with disability from each local government area in the state, had been scheduled to hold on January 22, 2022, and no longer January 15, 2022.
In the letter titled, ‘Re: Notice of Party Primary for Ekiti State Governorship Election Scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2022’, the PDP said “the postponement became necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.”
At least 17 people have expressed interest in the PDP governorship primary. Some of them include Senator Abiodun Olujimi, former Governor Segun Oni, former Deputy Governor Olusola Eleka, Albert Adaramodu; Aribisala Adewale; Ayodeji Ogunsakin and Mrs Olumide Ojo. Eight of the aspirants are women.