The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has announced new commencement date for its primary elections to nominate candidates of the party for various elective positions ahead of the 2019 general elections.
By the announcement by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Rt. Hon. Emeka Atuma, the National Convention of the party still hold on October 6, 2018 as earlier planned.
Recall that the party had earlier fixed September 21, 23, 24, 2018 for nomination of aspirants for House of Assembly and House of Reps respectively, in view of the demand by many aspirants for extra time to put their acts together.
The new time table which was disclosed in a press statement issued Monday in Abuja, by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Alfa Mohammed, indicates that the electioneering activities would kick-start with screening of House of Assembly, House of Representative aspirants and Senate simultaneously on September 27, 2018.
According to the statement, Primary elections for the House of Assembly, House of Reps and Senate aspirant follow suit on September 28, 2018.
It further indicated that appeal for all primary elections has been fixed for September 29, 2018, while screening of Governorship aspirants commences September 30, 2018.
The Governorship primaries and appeal for governorship primaries holds October 1 and 2 respectively, the statement said as it quoted the National Organizing Secretary as enjoying all state chairmen and aspirants to be fully prepared and ensure hitch-free screening and primary elections in their states.