No more imposition of candidates under my watch, says PDP chairman
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday, declared that the PDP under his watch will maintain zero tolerance to imposition, saying open primaries will be conducted by the party in every stage of elections in Nigeria.
This came as the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Ekiti State said it will not participate in Saturday’s local government election in the state alleging that the State Independent Electoral Commission, (SIEC), has been compromised Secondus, who spoke in Ado Ekiti during a rally organised by the party for the presentation of party flags to chairmanship and councillorship candidates of the party ahead of Saturday’s council election in the state, said the party under his watch will not subscribe to imposition.
He said the new leadership of the party under him at the national level will return power to members at the grassroots to determine their fate and elect or choose their representatives without hindrance. Secondus said primaries preceding every election, shall henceforth be closely monitored by credible party officials to be deployed from the national headquarters.
He, however, noted that once such a televised primary had been held and members freely choose who to fly the flag of the party, the national secretariat of the party will not be liable to entertaining complaints or protests from aggrieved persons.
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