Convention: PDM to nominate candidates by consensus
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.