The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed its Deputy National Chairman (South), Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, as a member of the Screening Appeals Panel to examine the complaints arising from the screening of aspirants for the governorship election in Ekiti State.
The party disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by its National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu.
According to Akobundu, members of the Screening Appeal Committee include Okwesilieze Nwodo (Chairman); Tanimu Turaki (Secretary); Zainab Maina and Dakas Shan.
Others are Emmanuel Bovoa; Dan Orbih; Ali Odefa; Aminu Abdullahi; Adado Yusuff; Mobolaji Lamuye; Gladys Okoro and Hauwa Gana.
Akobundu said the appeal committee would sit at 10am, on Tuesday, November 23, at the National Working Committee (NWC) hall, PDP National Secretariat in Abuja.
The party also said that the sales of expression of interest and nomination forms for Osun State Governorship Election will be between November 22 and December 10, 2021.
Akobundu said under the revised timetable for activities leading to the primary election as approved by the PDP National Working Committee (NWC), the last day for submission of forms had been fixed for December 17.
“Screening of Aspirants is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the National Secretariat, while appeals on screening have been slated for Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022.
“Ward congresses to elect 3-man ad hoc delegates have been fixed for Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 to Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.
“Local government congress for election of one national delegate and one person living with disability per local government has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022,” Akobundu said.
He noted that publication of delegates’ list had also been scheduled for March 5, 2022, adding that the party’s governorship primary for the election would be Monday, March 7, 2022.
“Appeals on the governorship primary will be taken on Thursday, March 10, 2022,” the National Organising Secretary said.
Akobundu advised all “stakeholders, intending aspirants, leaders and members of PDP in Osun State to note and be guided accordingly.”