Aspirant must be Nigerian citizen by birth, registered PDP member
Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pronounced the guidelines for 2017 Local Government Election.
Obong Paul Ekpo, the state’s PDP Chairman states that; “All Appeal cases would be address on the September 11. Councillorship Primaries is on September 12, 2017. Elections of Ad-hoc delegates for party congresses and primaries for Chairmanship candidates will take place on 14th of September.”
Ekpo says the sales of nomination from starts from September 8, 2017 at the party office in Uyo. Screening of Aspirants is the next day, ends September 10.
He further said: “An aspirant for the position of a Chairman shall be a person of not less than 30 years of age and must possess a minimum qualification of School Certificate level. Or its equivalent with at least 5 credits including English language obtained at not more than 2 sittings.
Any aspirant who is presently an Executive Member of the Peoples Democratic Party at any level or a political appointee. who intends to contest the primary for either the office of the Chairman or Councilor, must resign from such position not later than 30 days to the date of the election.
Councilor must not be less than 25 years of age and must have at least School Cert or its equivalent.”
Also, the Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission (AKISIEC) has planned the election to hold on November 11, 2017.