Abia PDP Set For Fresh Primary To Replace Late Ikonne

Abia PDP Set For Fresh Primary To Replace Late Ikonne

Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed the date for the conduct of fresh  primary election to replace Prof Uche Ikonne, it’s governorship candidate who suddenly died weeks before the forthcoming elections.

The release, signed by Hon. Elder Abraham Amah, Abia PDP Vice Chairman reads: “Following the death of Prof. Uche Ikonne, the Abia PDP gubernatorial candidate on Wednesday January 25, 2023 and the subsequent directive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which relied upon the provisions of the New Electoral Act on the replacement of candidates arising from death, the Abia PDP wishes to inform its members that a date for the primary election to nominate a new candidate to replace late Prof. Uche Ikonne has been scheduled as follows:


Date: Saturday February 4, 2023

Time: 10:00 am prompt

Venue: Umuahia Township Stadium, Umuahia.

Consequent upon the above, all interested aspirants are requested to collect Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the PDP Headquarters at Wadata Plaza, Wuse Abuja.

The sale of both forms begins today Friday January 27 and ends on Wednesday February 1, 2023.

The screening of aspirants will hold at the PDP National Headquarters,  Wadata Plaza Abuja, on Thursday February 2, 2023 at 11:00 am prompt.

All the aspirants are expected to present themselves to the State Working Committee, SWC, of the Abia PDP on Friday February 2, 2023 at the State Secretariat, Finbars Street, Umuahia by 12: 00 pm.

Further directives from the State Party Secretariat, Finbars Street, Umuahia would be communicated when necessary.”