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Abia PDP fixes date for gov primary following Ikonne’s death

by OkeomaNews

The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has fixed a date for conduct of a primary election following the death of its governorship candidate, Uche Ikonne.

A statement issued by Abraham Amah, on Friday disclosed that the primary election would take place on Saturday, February 4 at Umuahia Township Stadium.

The statement urged all interested persons to obtain their nomination and expression of interest forms from the PDP national office in Abuja.

The statement read “Following the death of Prof. Uche Ikonne, the Abia PDP gubernatorial candidate on Wednesday January 25, 2023 and the subsequent directive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which relied upon the provisions of the New Electoral Act on the replacement of candidates arising from death, the Abia PDP wishes to inform its members that a date for the primary election to nominate a new candidate to replace late Prof. Uche Ikonne has been scheduled as follows:  

*Date: Saturday February 4, 2023*

*Time: 10:00 am prompt*

*Venue: Umuahia Township Stadium, Umuahia*

“Consequent upon the above, all interested aspirants are requested 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.

“Further directives from the State Party Secretariat, Finbars Street, Umuahia would be communicated when necessary.”

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