The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has publicly stated when all its presidential aspirants will be subjected to screening for the forthcoming party’s primaries ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that the national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan who explained why the opposition party is yet to set up a panel that will screen its presidential aspirants, debunked reports of planned screening for newly defected politicians and other presidential aspirants for the forthcoming party’s primaries.
According to the report, PDP is yet to name the panel that will look into the credentials of the aspirants including the Senate president, Bukola Saraki; the governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar; among many others.
The PDP spokesperson said although there is nothing wrong in the delay for the screening, the party would soon name the members of the panel.
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Ologbondiyan said the sale of forms to the nominees is paramount to the party at the moment.
“There is nothing to worry about in that (non-release of the screening panel). You know we are still selling our forms.
“As soon as we are done with the selling of the forms, we will constitute the panel. We have nothing to hide. The aspirants are also aware of that.
“The party has said that it will be transparent and we will abide by that. So, we have nothing to fear or worry about,” Ologbondiyan said.
In an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that about 8,000 APC members dumped party for PDP in Benue state ahead of the 2019 general elections.