Kaduna PDP Assures Aspirants Of Transparent Primaries, Says Delegates List Intact

    His Excellency former Governor, Dr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero (right) submits his letter of intent for contesting the governorship of Kaduna State, 2019 general election. With him is the PDP Kaduna State chairman, Honourable Felix Hassan Hyet. Photo: BASHIR BELLO
    By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
    Following allegations by some aspirants under its platform that there was an anointed candidate for the party’s primaries ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna State chapter ┬áhas assured all aspirants that a transparent primary would be held.
    This was expressed in a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh, made available to AUTHENTIC News Daily on Saturday.
    “The Party leadership promised all aspirants into various positions of a transparent State Party Congresses(Primaries),” it stated.
    The party however, expressed shock over the press conference held at the NUJ Secretariat on the 21st Sept, 2018, by the Unity Forum of Gubernatorial Aspirants under the PDP platform.
    “The Party further expressed its surprise over the allegations raised by the governorship aspirants, due to the fact that the Aspirants met yesterday with the State Working Committee,SWC, of the Party and discussed very important issues that would ensure free and fair gubernatorial Congresses(primaries) on the 28th September,2018.
    “At the meeting, four of the aspirants that gave the Press release were present,namely :-
    1)HE Mukhtar Ramalan Yero
    2)Dist.Sen Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi
    3)Dr Moh’d Sani Bello
    4)Hon Sani Sidi
    “The aspirants also made valuable contributions that would lead to a successful primaries, at the meeting.
    “Resolutions reached and ratified were all accepted by the governorship aspirants, and they even commended the party leadership of their efforts in preparing a transparent, free and fair gubernatorial primaries,” it stated.
    The party further assured that the list of delegates as submitted by the 255 ward’s Party Chairmen, through their Local Governments Party Chairmen is still intact, assuring that nobody has tempered with it
    “The party leadership is assuring all contestants of various positions of their resolve to give every one of them a level playing ground to achieve their aspirations
    “Thus, we do not intend to join issues with our party members because all issues discussed and ratified by the SWC are sacrosanct,” it emphasized.
    PDP said that it remains committed to its resolve to deliver Kaduna State to the PDP come 2019.


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