The South-south Youth Vanguard Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, not to interfere in the Bayelsa Governorship primaries.
Naija News reports that the PDP had scheduled the primaries for September 3rd.
In a statement on Monday, the chairman of the group, James Akpofure, urged Uche Secondus to play a fatherly role in the governorship primaries rather than teaming up with Governor Seriake Dickson to allegedly manipulate the process.
He said: “The newly-elected local government chairmen in Bayelsa are not qualified to contest the September 3 governorship primaries.
“The PDP national chairman is supporting Governor Dickson to see if the chairmen can vote in the primaries against the provisions of the party’s constitution.
“This is not done anywhere. The chairmen are newly-elected and the party’s constitution does not recognise the aberration the governor and the chairman are trying to bring on board.
“Recall that we had, a few weeks ago, urged Dickson to jettison the idea of having a preferred aspirant and recognise all the 21 aspirants.
“We have also said that all the aspirants are PDP members and, as such, should be treated equally and allowed to go to the field and fight it out,” he said.
“The idea of trying to manipulate PDP’s constitution to please some people would not go down well with party members;” adding, “it will only destroy the party in the long run.”