The People’s Democratic Party PDP in Ebonyi State Southeast Nigeria has conducted her Primary to choose candidates for the forthcoming Local Government Election in the State.
The State PDP Chairman Mr Tochukwu Okorie disclosed this to Journalists at the party’s Secretariat in Abakaliki the State Capital.
Tochukwu said “Today we had primary elections across the wards and local government areas, for the forthcoming council elections, organised by Ebonyi State Independent Eelectoral Commision EBSIEC . So, far so good, it is moving smoothly”…CONTINUE READING
“I know that candidates have emerged across the local government areas across the state. We have candidates in both local government Chairmanship and ward councilorship positions”.
“No matter how confident I am, the bottom line is that we are going to raise alarm any time we see omission by EBSIEC that will jeopardize the credible conduct of the election”.
Tochukwu said PDP is part of IPAC, just like All Progressive Congress APC is also part of IPAC. “If IPAC said something, it’s all the parties’ decision. Having said that, I think that it’s outrageous on the side of nomination form for the candidates. One million naira for Local Government Chairmanship candidate and two hundred thousand naira for the ward councilllorship candidates are outrageous.”
“I’m of the view that EBSIEC should review that”
“Not withstanding the party crises, which I admit, but the PDP is the party to beat even It’s one person remains in the party. APC actually stands for chance. It’s not secret, go to the media, we know that some take away – some bragards who are like butterflies, because APC has not been existing in this state. It exists only in the government house”
“Our participation in the election doesn’t really mean that we are comfortable with everything that is done. One of those things we are not comfortable with is the promptness of the time. The 30 days notice of the election, is just inadequate. And by way of appeal I will suggest that the EBSIEC should consider shifting the election,” he said.
He added that everything that is needed to be done has been done and any woman putting herself forward for the election should have done that and chances will be given to such woman to emerge.