Get it right this time around, Metuh tells PDP aspirants
The erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh has charged the 16 governorship aspirants of the party to do everything humanly possible to get it right this time around as the party could no longer afford to remain outside the governance of Anambra State after the November 6 election.
Metuh, who recently received a heroic welcome in Anambra State after his release from detention, assembled the aspirants at his Nnewi country home and after nearly four hours of rubbing minds, they all agreed that never again would they allow the usual bickering in the party, which had led to the party’s loss of previous elections, to rear its ugly head again.
In a manner that surprised even their aides who waited outside, the aspirants emerged from the close door meeting beaming with smiles, an indication that everyone of them was on the same page.
Speaking after the meeting, Metuh said: “We have listened to the yearnings of Anambra people that PDP must win the election and all the aspirants have subjected themselves to that decision.
“We have resolved that aspirants will no longer allow anybody to exploit them.
“In that regard, we have resolved that no aspirant should spend not more than N3000 per delegate on consultations. We have also pegged money for logistics at N30,000. That way, we have said no to money politics so that whoever becomes governor will still be able to attend to the needs of the people.
“If the aspirants or the candidates are made to spend so much money during their interaction with the delegates, they will find it difficult to meet the expectations of the campaign proper.
“We are, therefore, here with the understanding of our leaders that PDP is now a united party and there will no longer be character assassination. Everybody will work as a team to ensure victory.”