By Tony Edike
ENUGU- THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state said, yesterday,Â that it has not barred the 17 Local Government Council Chairmen in the state from seeking a second term under the platform of the party.
The party said meanwhile, that there would be no automatic ticket for any of the incumbent council chairmen, who wish to seek re-election,Â explaining that the partyâ€™s position was that all the contestants must pass through the selection process as contained in the partyâ€™s guideline.
The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Dr. Okey Eze, who made this disclosure while reacting to a media report that the party had barred serving local government chairmen in the state from seeking second term, said any of the 17 council chairmen, all of who were elected under the PDP and the over 200 aspirants, who have already been screened by the party would be made to pass through the process of party primaries, if ongoing attempts at reaching consensus among the contestants failed.
He described as unfortunate and misleading the statement credited to the Chairman of the party in Nsukka Local Government Area, Mr. Oliver Ajibo to the effect that the State Working Committee of PDP had stopped the serving local government council chairman from running for second term.