- Uche Secondus spoke on the PDP's future primaries elections
- Secondus explained that the primaries would precede every election
- He said the desire of the new leadership of the party is to return power to the members at the grassroots
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus declared that the party will conduct open primaries in future elections.
Guardian reports that Secondus made this known in Ado Ekiti during an official visit to present party flags to chairmanship and councillorship candidates, ahead of tomorrow’s local government election.
According to him, the desire of the new leadership is to return power to the members at the grassroots.
Secondus explained that open primaries would precede every election, including those of the governorship, the Senate and House of Representatives.
He promised that henceforth, once well-televised open primaries had been done, the party would not entertain protests from aggrieved party members.
The chairman commended Governor Ayo Fayose for constructing meaningful projects across the state.
He asked the residents to compensate him by voting for the party’s candidates in the council polls and in the upcoming governorship election.
Secondus urged those interested in running for elective offices not to lose hope, but participate in such primaries, if they are sure of their popularity and ability to deliver.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the PDP reacted to the emergence of a factional group insisting it will not be distracted by it.
Report had surfaced that a new faction of the PDP, known as the Fresh PDP has emerged. The emergence of the new faction of the PDP is believed to be as a result of the fallout from the recently concluded elective national convention of the party in which some candidates said to be on the unity list were elected.
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