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.
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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.