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PDP denies interference in Bayelsa primary

The peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says that the National Chairman of the party, Mr Uche Secondus, has never interefered in the processes of Bayelsa primary scheduled for Sept. 3.


The National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

The PDP South-South Youth Vanguard had earlier warned Secondus, against interfering in the Bayelsa governorship primary.

Ologbondiyan said that the allegation was totally wrong and was just being used to create wrong impression about the party and its leaders to the public.

He said that the process for the primaries was still ongoing and the party had yet to  take any position.

“It is totally unfair and misplaced for anybody or group of people to allege that the party has taken a position,” he said.

Ologbondiyan said that the party had constituted committees to go and conduct three ad hoc delegates elections.

“I can clearly say that the governors who chaired those teams, to the best of their  abilities, were  wonderful in their performance and such other processes will follow,” he said.

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Ologbondiya said that the party had a channel for aggrieved aspirants or members to express themselves.

“If there are grievances, aspirants and members should follow that rather than making frivolous allegations.

He, however, expressed confidence that the PDP was going to win Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections in a free and fair elections, saying that the two states were PDP strongholds.

He said that there was no division in PDP in Kogi, adding that the party was “intact and strong” in both states going into the two governorship elections.

He urged the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman Mahmood Yakubu to ensure that Kogi and Bayelsa elections were credible.


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