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Defectors can participate in presidential primaries- PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has affirmed that new defectors can participate in the party’s presidential primaries. 

The Punch reports that the national publicity secretary of the gathering, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan said new entrants will be permitted to contest
Ologbondiyan said

We are not closing our doors to new entrants who want to contest the party’s presidential ticket. Our doors are open to them. 

“We have amended our constitution to take care of their interest as well as those of other members. We are looking for credible people to fly our ticket in 2019. 

“We have amended the constitution, which has now reduced the years that defectors can stay in the party before contesting election from two years to just six months.” 
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar defected to PDP in 2017 and in spite of the fact that he has not formally proclaimed his intention, there is speculations that he would soon make his presidential desire open. 

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