The Peoples Democratic Party, in Abia State, has stated that it would adopt the direct primary election system to elect the three man delegate ward congress in all the political wards in the state.
Johnson Onuigbo, the party chairman in the state, while speaking with newsmen at the party secretariat, Umuahia, the state capital, call on the members of the party in the state to feel free to participate in the exercise and elect the candidates of their choice.
He stated that the election would be free and fair, stating no aspirants would be given automatic ticket, insisting that all elective offices are open for contest in Abia.
His words, “We urge all the aspirants under the platform of our party to do well to engage with the electorate properly because we will provide a level playing ground for all aspirants.
“Our party has made every position in the state contestable; there will be no impunity or imposition of candidates. The doors of the party are open for anybody to contest any position of his choice.
Onuigbo called on the women in the party to come and obtain the party nomination forms for free and contest elective positions of their choice too increase the number of women involve in political positions in the state.
Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, the state governor while speaking, asked all contestants in PDP in state, to prepare for free, fair and credible process at the party prepares to select her candidates for the general elections.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnnaya Appolos, Gov. Ikpeazu assured the aspirants that the party would give everyone a level playing ground.
According to him, “the Peoples Democratic Party is irrevocably committed to equity, justice and fairness and that must guide our actions during the primaries in the state and the coming general election”.
He maintained that the primaries of the party in the state would be transparent and would represent the wishes of the majority of the members of the party.
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