Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has tasked the Peoples’ Democratic Party [PDP] to ensure that the upcoming December 9 National Convention is free, fair, and transparent at best.
Governor Okowa made the charge in Asaba on Wednesday when one of the chairmanship aspirants, Chief Bode George paid him a courtesy visit.
Speaking, Okowa said that the party needed to ensure that the convention was conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner so as to stabilise and move the party forward
“We are a very organised political party,” he said.
“We believe that the process of choosing our officers at the national convention will be free, fair and transparent, everyone has to ensure that it is a fair process to move the party forward”, he added.
The governor said that the array of credible and reputable persons vying for different posts is a sign of practicable democracy.
He also said it is a wake-up call to all party members stressing that it gives credence to the fact that the PDP is the leading party in the country.
On his part, Chief said that he was in the state to solicit for support of party delegates for the forthcoming elections at the party national convention.
He emphasised that the party needed to ensure a free, fair and transparent electoral process so as not to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Okowa, meanwhile, expressed confidence that officers of the party would emerge through free, fair and transparent process.
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