The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised its members to seek tickets for the governorship of Kogi and Bayelsa that only electors, not party leaders, will decide their candidacy.
National Chairman, Uche Secondus, gave the advice on Wednesday in Abuja, at the presentation of clearance certificates to the aspirants.
“Work on the delegates; don’t rely on any party leader. Even members of the National Working Committee (NWC), cannot help you,” he said.
He assured the aspirants of a level playing ground, adding that the party had no preferred aspirant.
“Go and work on the delegates. They are the ones that will elect you as candidate; no one else, not even members of the NWC, can help you.
“All I can assure you is that we are going to conduct free, fair and transparent primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa States,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that certificates were issued to the cleared aspirants from the two states.
Among them were former Governor of Kogi, Idris Wada, Sen. Dino Melaye, Abubakar Ibrahim, a son of former Governor Ibrahim Idris, and 10 others.
Among those cleared for Bayelsa were Deputy Governor John Jona ; State Government Secretary (SSG), Kemela Okara, former Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Managing Director, Timi Alaibe.
Ambassador Godknows Igali, Sen. Douye Diri and 16 others were on the Bayelsa list as well.