By Andy Chukwu
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the setting up of a committee to investigate the conduct of its lawmakers in the National Assembly elections.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, who revealed this after the ‘PDP 86th National Executive Committee’ meeting in Abuja, said that the PDP would investigate what happened.
He stated that the committee will probe how its members voted during the NASS elections.
He, however, declined to name members of the committee.
“The party has set up a committee to investigate what happened in NASS election as it concerns the party.”
Ologbondiyan also said the party had raised the governorship nomination fee ahead of the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship elections from the initial N5m to N20m.
He added that the expression of interest fee remained N1m, saying the nomination fee for female aspirants remained free.
He stated that the party took into consideration weak Nigeria’s economy, the need to conduct free, fair and credible primaries, as well as rising printing costs before arriving at the new fee.
In the buld-up to the NASS election the party had directed its members to vote Ali Ndume, as the Senate President and Umar Bargo as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
But Ahmed Lawan, the anointed candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), emerged as the Senate President while another APC anointed candidate, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, emerged as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.