By Festus Ahon
ASABA—DELTA State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has assured all those seeking election on the platform of the party in the 2019 general election of a level playing ground, insisting that there will be no imposition of candidates.
The party, in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr Ifeanyi Osuoza said: “We make this solemn pledge of fairness and equity to one and all in recognition, adherence and full compliance to the regulations of our party as contained in our party’s constitution and as espoused by our National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
“Our governor and party leader, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, at different fora, had also pledged his unequivocal commitment, that there will be no more imposition of candidates and a level playing field will be provided for every qualified contestant in the forthcoming primary elections for all positions.
“We also wish to state clearly that while our desire and ultimate expectation is to encourage and engender healthy, robust, fair and vigourous competition, with comprehensive campaigns across all the constituencies, as we have always done in all elections, this pledge has also been made in cognizance of the fact that there may be scenarios where the collective decision of the people support the emergence and endorsement of a consensus candidate and in the event of such a situation, we shall ensure that such consensus arrangements meets all the globally approved and accepted democratic standards.”