The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has approved the composition of the Edo State Ward Caretaker Committees to function for a period of 30 days effective from Thursday, February 1, 2024.
The party is gearing up for its February 22 primary to pick its candidate for the September 21 governorship poll.
The PUNCH reports that the PDP NWC approved indirect mode of primary, during which delegates from the ward will vote.
However, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said the appointment of the caretaker committees for the ward was due to the expiration of the tenure of the Edo State Ward Executive Committees on Thursday.
He said, “Consequently, the NWC has approved the appointment of the outgoing Edo State Ward Executive Committees to function as Ward Caretaker Committees for a period of 30 days so as to avoid any vacuum in this very important organ of the party in Edo State.
“The NWC enjoins all party leaders, critical stakeholders and members of the PDP in Edo State to be guided by this and continue to work together in the overall interest of the party in the state.”