Connect with us


BAYELSA GUBER: PDP youths rule out aspirants who have had dealings with APC



BAYELSA GUBER: PDP downplays last minute defections from the party

The People’s Democratic Party Youth Network (PDPYN) has cautioned the  national leadership of the party to tread with caution on the sensitive issue of electing a candidate for the governorship contest in Bayels State.

The youth wing of the party also vowed to resist any attempt to hand over the candidacy of the party to politicians who abandoned it for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.

According to Secretary General of the group, James Oputin, in a statement in Yenagoa, on Sunday, any move by the PDP leadership to hand over the party to politicians and aspirants, who turned their back on the party during critical moments would spell doom for it.

Read also: Edo govt to probe contracts under Oshiomhole

Oputin said it was repugnant to social justice for some persons to make the sacrifice to nurture the party for the past seven years only to have a group of people attempt to wrest control of it for electoral contest.

He said the PDPYN would mobilise its members in Bayelsa to resist any attempt to yield the party to those whose previous actions have shown clearly that they don’t care about it.

“The national leadership of the PDP would do well to ensure the Bayelsa PDP goes into this crucial electoral battle as one solid, united and cohesive platform. The PDP does not need this costly gamble at this time,” he said.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now