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2023: Read What Gov. Ortom Had To Say On Direct Primaries, E-transmission Of Results

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In order to promote internal democracy, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has asked the National Assembly to allow political parties to select the form of primaries.

Governor Ortom stated his viewpoint to press Thursday in Abuja following a meeting of the People’s Democratic Party’s North Central stakeholders at the Benue State Government Lodge in Asokoro.

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He explained that direct primaries, as recently authorized by the National Assembly, are exceedingly expensive to operate and do not ensure internal democracy, emphasizing that aspirants would have the opportunity to communicate with delegates to determine their worth under indirect primaries.

Governor Ortom, on the other hand, applauded the National Assembly’s decision to allow for electronic transmission of election results, saying it was something Nigerians have long desired.

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He also thanked the PDP’s Northern Caucus for its assistance in producing the party’s National Chairman, emphasizing that they were grateful for the development.

In a statement, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, consensus national chairperson candidate, promised to constantly consult stakeholders across the country in administering the party’s affairs, emphasizing that as a founding member of the PDP, he will fight to promote its objectives.

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Trusteeship Board Senator Walid Jubrin, Chairman of the PDP, praised Ayu as the finest choice to unite the party and lead it to greater heights.

The roles of National Legal Adviser and Deputy National Auditor of the party’s North Central zone were transferred to Kwara State and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, respectively.

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