Rivers Exercise Marred As PDP Holds Ward Congresses Across States



The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has held ward congresses across most states of the nation.

 The exercise was held towards identifying and accrediting delegates who will determine who picks party’s ticket at the different congresses.

In Bayelsa State, President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife were not left out in the process as they travelled to their ward to partake in the exercise.

In Edo State, PDP members joined their counterparts in other states to elect Ad Hoc delegates who would represent the various wards at the party’s primaries scheduled to hold within the month.

The exercise which took place simultaneously in all political wards of the state was in line with the directive of the national leadership of the party.

At the end of the exercise, three delegates were either elected or adopted as consensus candidates from each ward of the state.

The situation in Rivers State was slightly different from some other states, as factions of the party have shown displeasure with the manner in which the exercise was conducted.

The grievance of the faction is that most delegates were shut out of the exercise. Some of them, they claimed, are governorship aspirants.

The aggrieved faction, while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, asked the national arm of the PDP to wade in the matter to avoid further division in the party.

President Jonathan has called on party members to elect leaders of proven quality that would serve the people diligently, urging the delegates not to allow themselves to be used and influenced by politicians with bad and ulterior motives.


Source: http://www.channelstv.com/2014/11/03/pdp-holds-ward-congresses-across-states-rivers-exercise-marred/

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