Ahead of the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi State, the Peoples Democratic Party has noted that it will conduct credible, transparent, free and fair primaries.
The party Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, while speaking with newsmen stated that all aspirants and would-be delegates of the party would conduct themselves during the primaries and after the electoral process.
Ologbondiyan revealed that the party would adopt indirect primaries/delegate system for the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship primaries.
“The aspirants and the delegates should conduct themselves within the rules of the party. The party will conduct clean, clear, free, fair and transparent primaries. Candidates and delegates are advised to abide by the rules of the party.”
“We will adopt indirect primaries. Our primaries have always been indirect and delegate system. We have always used an indirect system in our primary election via delegate.”
“We have ad-hoc and statutory delegate-ship. That is our normal (mode of) primary and we will definitely maintain that. There is no decision to change the mode of primaries.”
According to the timetable released by the party National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu, the party will publish the delegates list on August 30, while the primaries for Bayelsa and Kogi State will hold on Tuesday, September 3.
The timetable indicated that state chapters of the party were expected to embark on a membership drive for new and existing ones between July 01 and July 30.