PDP to give free, fair primary for aspirants
The Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised to conduct a free, fair and level playing ground for those aspiring for elective positions on its platform in the coming 2019 elections.
The party’s position is hinged on the apprehension expressed by some of the aspirants, particularly a Delta North senatorial aspirant, Prince Ned Nwoko against the chairman of his zone of being biased, even ahead of the primary.
But the state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ifeanyi Michael Osuoza said the party is determination to ensure a level playing field for the aspirants.
Nwoko’s fear may not be unconnected with the recent allegation over the decision of the Delta North PDP chairman, Mr. Moses Iduh to convene the zone’s stakeholders’ meeting at the Ibusa residence of incumbent senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, who is also seeking reelection next year.
But the party’s Spokesman pledged to ensure fairness and equity, which he said would be done in accordance to the regulations of the PDP as contained in its constitution, which had also been assured by the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
According to Osuoza, “The leaderships of the party have pledged commitment to fair play and no imposition of candidates. They have also assured us that a level playing field would be provided for every qualified contestant in the forthcoming primary elections for all positions.”
He said the desire and ultimate expectations of the party is to encourage and engender healthy, robust, fair and vigorous competition, with comprehensive campaigns across all the constituencies.