Con­ven­tion: PDM to nom­i­nate can­di­dates by con­sen­sus

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Saawua Terzungwe

The Peo­ples Demo­cratic Move­ment (PDM) said it would adopt a con­sen­sus ar­range­ment for the elec­tion of party of­fi­cials as well as for the nom­i­na­tion of its flag bear­ers.

The party said it will con­duct elec­tions where the con­sen­sus ar­range­ment failed.

The na­tional con­ven­tion of the PDM is slated for Au­gust 2014.

It ad­vised its of­fi­cers, lead­ers and mem­bers to com­mence pre­lim­i­nary con­sul­ta­tions and en­gage­ment ahead of the ex­er­cise to elect sub­stan­tive of­fi­cers at the ward, lo­cal govern­ment, state, zonal and na­tional lev­els.

In a com­mu­niqué signed by its na­tional pub­lic­ity sec­re­tary, Ahmed Ru­fai Abubakar, at the end of its Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee (NEC), Na­tional Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee (NAC) and chair­men of state stake­hold­ers com­mit­tee meet­ing held at its na­tional sec­re­tariat in Abuja, the party said it has suc­cess­fully reg­is­tered mem­bers of the party as well as es­tab­lished party of­fices in 36 states of the fed­er­a­tion.

The PDM ex­pressed its sat­is­fac­tion with the con­duct of its mem­ber­ship reg­is­tra­tion na­tion­wide de­spite the hitches ex­pe­ri­enced in Ek­iti and Kogi States, say­ing: “It was ob­served, is un­prece­dented in the his­tory of party pol­i­tics in the coun­try and demon­strates the com­mit­ment and re­solve of mem­bers to­wards grow­ing and sus­tain­ing the party along the lines of its guid­ing phi­los­o­phy of own­er­ship by mem­bers, big and small.”

The party said it has also re­solved to set up a Na­tional Fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee (NFC) to raise funds for the congress and con­ven­tion, ad­vis­ing state chair­men to con­sult and send in a nom­i­nee, each, to en­able the com­mit­tee’s in­au­gu­ra­tion be­fore the end of this month.

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