By Festus Ahon
ASABA—A political group, Movement for Good Governance in Delta State, has raised the alarm of alleged plan of the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state to sell state House of Assembly nomination form for N2.5 million as against the N600,000 approved by the national leadership of the party.
Calling on National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, to call the state leadership of the party to order, the group alleged that the state executive of the party’s explanation was that N1.9 million was for development and senatorial levy.
Coordinators of the group, Mr Emmanuel Oghenetega (Delta Central), Mr Daniel Oritseweyemi (Delta South) and Olisa Akiluka (Delta North), in a statement urged the national leadership of the party “not to encourage illegal collection of monies from aspirants in the name of fictitious levies in order to play the scripts of some persons that feel it’s only with money they can gain access to political offices.
“Information going round now is that the state executives are making plans to illegally collect more than double of what the national leadership had directed for the nomination forms to be sold in order to scare other aspirants and to protect a few persons they feel can pay them money to have their way.
“The act is capable of creating room for disaffection among members and aspirants to leave the party, since their interest are not protected.”