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PDP Congresses: Party identifies those to participate

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has made further clarifications on party membership and those eligible to take part in congresses. 

The party said the only authority with the power to authenticate party membership cards for eligibility to participate in Congresses are the National Chairman and the National Secretary through their signatures on the cards.

Debo Ologunagba, National Publicity Secretary of the party said this in a statement on Saturday. He said the clarification was important due to the misinterpretation of the fact in some of the party chapters, particularly in Lagos State. 

According to him,  some party stakeholders are reportedly demanding that membership cards be authenticated by Ward Chairmen before the holders are eligible to participate in the 3-man Ad-Hoc Congresses.

Ologunagba said the PDP Constitution of 2017 (as amended) in Chapter 2, Part 1, Article 8(7) clearly provided that “the membership card shall be produced by the National Headquarters and authenticated by the National Chairman and the National Secretary.

“For emphasis, members holding Membership Cards duly authenticated by the National Chairman and National Secretary do not require any further authentication by Ward Chairmen or any other officer of the party at any level whatsoever before they can participate in the 3-man Ad-hoc Delegate Congresses and party primaries.” The statement said



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