- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announces sales of nomination forms ahead of 2019
- The sales of nomination forms for aspirants closes on September 6, according to Austin Akobundu
- The announcement came same day the chairman of the Lagos chapter of the party defected to APC
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday, August 27, announced the sale of its nomination and expression of interest forms to members who interested in contesting elections into various offices in 2019.
Punch reports that the party made the announcement through its national organising secretary, Col Austin Akobundu (retd.) in Abuja.
The report said before Akobundu made the announcement, the PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) led by Prince Uche Secondus, had met with state chairmen of the party and that the decision to start selling the forms was taken at the meeting.
According to the PDP, the sales of the forms would end on September 6.
However, while the sale of nomination was announced in Abuja, NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party suffered heavy losses in Lagos state with the defection of its chairman in Lagos, Moshood Salvador.
Salvador spoke in Lagos at a press conference where he also gave a figure of 15,000 members of the PDP joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He is expected to formally declare on Monday, September 3 at the Agege stadium in Lagos state.
“When you have people or leadership that cannot give you encouragement to carry out your vision, you take it to another place where it will be appreciated.
“I am not happy that I am abandoning what I laboured for, but I have to move on with my supporters because I cannot continue to labour in vain.
“Today, the chairman of PDP Board of Trustees called me on the defection and I told him to allow me consult with my people before feedback.
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“The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, also called me for the first time since my travails. “He never called since I was put in jail on a cooked up murder charge; he called me today to ask why I want to defect.
“And I told him it is not possible for me to be in the same party with Bode George because he undermined all my efforts to reposition the party," Salvador said.
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