26th November, 2014
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has nullified the disqualification of all aspirants by its Screening Appeal Committees.
This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He asked aspirants, who had been cleared by different screening committees for primary elections, to disregard any purported disqualification by the committees.
According to him, the announcement follows inquiries by PDP members, especially aspirants across the country.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the screening appeal panels are neither authorised by our electoral guidelines nor by the constitution of the PDP to disqualify aspirants already cleared by the screening committees.
“In this regard, the NWC declares all such disqualifications by appeal panels null and void as they clearly violate laid down rules and the principles of natural justice and good conscience,” Metuh said.
The national publicity secretary therefore directed all affected aspirants to ignore such disqualifications and move ahead with preparations for the party’s primaries.