Fidelity bank banner Camano 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: 794

•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...
Ikpeazu’s aide dumps PDP

False prophecies cause of Nigeria’s numerous problems —Akpabio...

African leaders unite against Boko Haram and Al...

MOSOP condemns military invasion of Ogoni community, demands...

Police kill 104 bandits in Zamfara, destroy 50...

Agency serves notice of looming ban on use...

2019: Jonathan endorses Atiku/Peter Obi ticket, makes passionate...

Lawyers protest FG’s disobedience of court orders, seek...

SystemSpecs on course to global ICT hall of...

PDP chairmanship: I won’t work against you, Fayose...

Siege on newspapers: Jonathan fighting a battle he...

Our ordeal in the IDP Camp — Boko...

 

Latest News 2019: How Igbos are working for Buhari’s re-election Passenger, conductor die over N100 Miyetti Allah insists on grazing reserve Enugu govt. pays 13th month salary to workers Drug abuse will cause generation of mad people – Group Lawmakers clear way for Buhari’s 2019 Budget presentation NBA President arraigned over N1.4bn fraud allegations, gets N250m bail Ekiti Assembly suspends LG chairmen, councilors ASUU Strike: Varsity students to resume in January: FG Couple jailed after naming their child Adolf Hitler You’re not doing enough for Igbo, MASSOB tells Ekweremadu FG opens barricaded section of Lagos/Ibadan expressway to commuters

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (431,277 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (395,644 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (328,503 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (282,791 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (248,502 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,580 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,599 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,822 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (180,310 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,849 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,646 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (154,073 views)

 

CBN banner Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,891) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (974) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (681) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,842) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (79) News (41,556) Opinion (1,154) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,231) Religion (920) Sports (1,830) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera