Ondo Guber : PDP Fails to Get Consensus Candidate

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Chuks Okocha in Abuja

Ahead of tomorrow’s governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to elect its flag bearer for the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, the National Working Committee ((NWC) has failed to ensure the emergence of a consensus candidate among the seven governorship aspirants.

The governorship primary election for the election of candidate is expected to take place tomorrow in Akure, Ondo State capital, through delegate election.

At a meeting yesterday presided over by the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, none of the party’s governorship aspirants agreed to step down for a consensus candidate.

The meeting that commenced around noon came to end at about 8pm.

It was gathered that since the meeting did not achieve its objective of getting the aspirants to step down, the PDP NWC pledged to conduct a free, fair and transparent election where all the delegates will be given a free hand to choose and vote a candidate of his or her choice.

The meeting also harmonised the controversial three-man ad-hoc delegates. The list of the delegates was a subject controversy until it was harmonised

All the governorship aspirants also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support any candidate that emerges at the gubernatorial primary election.

The chairman of the governorship primary election is the Governor of Enugu State, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to be assisted by the Adamawa State Governor, Mr. Ahmed Fintiri for the election.