Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar will not be allowed to vote during the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) national convention holding in Abuja on December 9th.
This information was shared by the party’s national publicity secretary, Dayo Adeyeye who spoke to press men in Abuja saying that this decision was in accordance with the 1999 constitution seeing as Atiku only returned to the party a few days before the election.
“All you need to do is pick up the constitution of the party and see whether Atiku is qualified to vote or not. First of all, I can tell you that we are happy with Atiku coming back to the PDP. It is very exciting for all of us. It is a good omen to everybody in the PDP. He was one of the founding fathers, one of those who built this party and he is coming back home. His room was never occupied, so we have opened it for him. He will be part of this convention.
He will even make a speech at the convention but he may not be voting at the convention.” Adeyeye said
“A person, who desires to rejoin the party after leaving it shall apply to his Ward Secretary for re-admission; and unless given a waiver by the National Working Committee, he willbe placed on probation for a period of not less than one year. Subject to the provision of Section 8(b), a member on probation shall have the right to attend all meetings of the party, but shall not be entitled to vote at such meetings, nor shall he be eligible to contest elective office on the platform of the party.”