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JUST IN: PDP postpones Congresses in Niger

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has shifted its congresses in Niger state due to unforeseen circumstances.

Mr. Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the PDP,  and the National Secretary of the party, Senator Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri, made this known in a letter sent to the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

According to the opposition party, the letter was to inform the electoral body of its decision to shift the dates for the congresses. It added that the local government congress for the state was to have been held last Saturday while the congress for the election of state executive members was initially slated for today.

The party said the congresses would now hold on the September 5, for local governments and September 12 of the same month for the election of state executive members.

The letter reads: “Accordingly, our outstanding local government area congress in Niger State to elect local government executive will now hold on Saturday, September 5, 2020 while the outstanding State Congress to elect Niger State’s executive members will now hold on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

“Please note that all our party’s activities shall be in accordance with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC guidelines on COVID-19 as they concern social /physical distance of people gathering in one place.”

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