Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
PDP Convention: Dickson warns against imposition of candidates

By Nathan Nwakamma on 10/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 703

•Governor Dickson
•Governor Dickson

Ahead the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention on Dec. 9, Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has warned against imposition of candidates on the party.

Dickson was quoted in a statement issued signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Francis Agbo, as saying that the forthcoming convention was critical and fundamental to the survival of the PDP.

The governor, who is opposed to the imposition of candidates, urged leaders and delegates to make sacrifices for the unity of the party.

He said that where party stakeholders/delegates were unable to reach a consensus on the choice of any candidate for any position, the aspirants should be allowed to test their popularity on the convention ground.

Dickson said that the PDP would be stronger and more cohesive by creating a level playing field for all aspirants in a transparent convention.

The governor, who was a former Chairman of the PDP Reconciliation Committee, warned against the conduct of the convention in a manner that could plunge the party into fresh crisis.

He advised leaders of the party to avoid the temptation of taking over the role of the convention and the rights of the delegates to choose leaders for the party.

“The next convention is critical to the survival of the party. My position is that the party should organise an all-inclusive, transparent, acceptable, and credible convention that would re-brand the PDP and show our platform as a truly democratic party.

“Therefore, I am against all forms of manipulations, intimidation, blackmail and imposition of candidates.

“For me, there should be no imposition at all.

“I will not be a party to the adoption of anybody for any office unless it is by consensus of the zone in which the position has been zoned to.

“If there is more than one contestant for a position, they should be given the opportunity to test their popularity at the convention.

“A leader, no matter how highly placed, should not take the place of the convention and the powers of the delegates to the convention.

“Therefore, on the position of Chairman and other offices, once there is more than a contestant, PDP leaders and members should be free to canvass for any candidate of their choice; nobody should quarrel with that.”

He said the PDP must understand that Nigerians see the forthcoming national convention as an opportunity for the party to present a re-branded and united PDP, which Nigerians would be happy to embrace in 2019.

The governor added that if the party got the convention right, then it would most likely hold a successful Presidential primary. (NAN)

 

Source News Express

Posted 10/11/2017 9:28:04 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Nigeria to acquire $550m new satellites from China...

Bitcoin hits fresh all-time high of $6,000

Obiano embarks on N10bn longest bridge, massive road...

2019 Guber: No man can stop me —...

Hundreds of international observers to monitor U.S. presidential...

FG sets up National Food Security Council, appoints...

Nigeria very close to achieving self-sufficiency in rice...

Bayelsa seals Chinese oil firm over N109m tax...

Revenue loss: Senate summons 30 indicted companies

Benue gets first female Head of Service

Woman dies 2 days after swearing-in as Permanent...

No plans to sell refineries —Kachikwu

 

Latest News Dud Cheque: Court orders arrest of Senator Uzodinma APC reschedules presidential primary Schools shut in Anambra as flood disaster takes toll Sen. Dariye picks APC nomination form from prison Police Academy raises alarm over fake admission list Italian priest kidnapped in Niger APC must retain Osun, Buhari advises •Storms Osogbo with other party leaders to canvass votes for Oyetola Politicians in Borno recruiting armed thugs — NSCDC Artificial ripening of fruits causes cancer, liver, kidney diseases — Experts Flood: 30,000 persons displaced in Edo; 42 communities submerged Police warns against vandalism of campaign billboards Japanese billionaire set to be the pioneer tourist to the Moon

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (393,785 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (375,383 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (306,849 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (249,595 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,078 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,057 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,079 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (180,700 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (164,769 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (162,852 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,470 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,387 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,605) Business Verdict (51) Columnists (927) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (546) Features (651) Global Business Monitor (299) International (2,402) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (38,945) Opinion (1,103) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,618) Religion (866) Sports (1,693) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement