The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said that it would adopt direct primary election system of voting to elect the three-man delegate ward congress in all the political wards across the State.
Speaking with newsmen at the party secretariat, Umuahia, the state capital, the Chairman of the party in the State, Chief Johnson Onuigbo, urged all members of the party in the state to feel free to participate in the exercise and elect the candidates of their choice.
Onuigbo who assured that the election would be free and fair, said the party would not give automatic ticket to any aspirant, 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 encouraged women in the party to come forward and obtain the party nomination forms for free and contest elective positions of their choice to increase the number of women in political offices in the state.
In a related development, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has asked all contestants for primary elections of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to prepare for free, fair and credible processes as the party prepares to select her candidates for the forthcoming 2019 elections.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnnaya Appolos, Gov. Ikpeazu assured
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. –Dailypost