PDP Primaries: Uduaghan warns trouble makers
Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has warned those preparing to ferment trouble during the PDP primaries to desist from such unwholesome plan as security operatives will be put on red alert to forestall such plans.
The governor who gave the warning while addressing aspirants from Delta North, urged them to prepare for the primaries peacefully in order not to incur the wrath of security operatives.
Dr. Uduaghan regretted that security reports on the activities of some of the aspirants were not pleasant and enjoined them to prepare for the primaries peacefully rather than preparing for violence.
“I enjoin aspirants preparing for primaries to go about it peacefully, they should not prepare for violence, they should prepare to win peacefully without causing chaos.”
The governor told the aspirants that PDP would use the party primaries as a stepping stone to stabilize credible election in the country and enjoined them to play the game according to the rules and regulations of the party.
He explained that for sometime now, the president has been campaigning for credible election and called on them to see themselves as the tools to achieve that mission.
He also requested the aspirants to use PDP manifesto as a guide to prepare their own explaing that anything outside the PDP manifesto would not meet the standard required.
The governor who enjoined them to reflect peace and security in their manifesto said the slogan of peace and security was central to the development of infrastructure as well as credible election.
He said he has not endorsed any aspirant for the forth coming elections and noted that all aspirants have a level playing ground to compete among themselves.
Dr. Uduaghan said it was delegates to the primaries who have the power and responsibility to elect aspirant to contest any position and not himself, and therefore charge them to go into the political field and canvass for votes because he would never endorse any aspirant.
The governor revealed that many aspirants have been making attempts to see him but he had consistently shunned them because he would not allow any aspirant to use his name to intimidate others and said “I have not endorsed any aspirant and will never. Indeed nothing will force me to do that.”
He admonished aspirants to shun blackmail and the use of abusive language during the campaign for primaries. His words we are bent on having a free and fair primaries, l am pleading with you to shun any form of violence.”
Speaking further he explained that there was no cause for alarm on anything affecting the state chapter of PDP pointing out that the issue has been handled and called on party faithful to go about their activities peacefully.