The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the alleged action of a social cultural group ‘Igala Elders’ for their alleged decision to disqualify some governorship aspirants from contesting November election in the state.
DAILY POST reports that the Kogi State governorship election is slated for November 16, 2019.
It was gathered that some governorship aspirants of PDP and APC from Kogi East were allegedly disqualified by a committee headed by the former National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Sen. Ahmodu Ali under the auspices of ‘Igala Elders’.
The party, however, in a statement signed by Bode Ogunmola, State Publicity of the PDP on Friday noted categorically that it will abide by the party’s rules and regulations as enshrined in the party constitution on how its candidate will emerge under a free and fair primary.
The party maintained that, “The PDP has no anointed candidate for November election in Kogi State. We promised to be an unbiased umpire.
“We enjoined party faithful to keep the spirit high as it is resolute in taking over Kogi State from APC and free Kogites from shackles of hunger, oppression and miss governance.
The statement urged the PDP members to disregard the report as it has a process that will produce a candidate for the party for the November governorship poll.
In a related development, the People’s Democratic Party Youth Vanguard in Kogi State, have asked Sen. Ahmodu Ali, former National Chairman of the Party to concentrate on uniting the party in the state rather than create confusion and chaos in the party ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.
The PDP Youth Vanguard in a statement issued by Jacob Mamudu, lamented that the report of the committee fell short of reasonable reasoning, rather tilts towards working against the PDP.
The Vanguard said the loyalty of the elder statesman to the party is now no doubt questionable, adding that, “the former National Chairman obviously acting a script, seems to want to use his hatchet committee to allegedly disqualify aspirants of the PDP who are most prepared for the governorship election”.
“Sen. Ahmadu Ali exercise is a covert attempt to help the APC. The committee is cash and carry, and his report clearly shows that he worked to justify his paymasters.
“The committee’s Work is an exercise in futility and should not be taken seriously most especially that it has proven to be for the highest bidder, intended to destroy the PDP.”