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Don’t elect anybody who comes with money, PDP BoT chair tells delegates

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The Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Walid Jubril  has warned delegates to the party’s national convention not to elect any candidate who comes to bribe them with money.

Jubril stated this on Friday in Abuja at the inauguration of the convention committee, insisting that the party is not for sale to the highest bidder.

The BoT chair also insisted that the era of immunity and imposition of candidates in the party are gone.

“This party is not for sale. This party must be a party of very conscious people. We are telling every delegate to reject anybody that come with money.

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“We want an honest and upright person. This party will not want somebody that will come and buy his way into office. The BoT will no longer accept any leadership to be forced on the party” he said.

According to Jubril, the BoT has initiated peace moves to reconcile all the factions in the party, warrning that the party is greater than any individual.

“We must remind all of us that the party is supreme. Therefore I implore all of us to abide by this principle. Today this party is characterized by court cases. I can count about 15 court cases which is alien to the PDP. We have a constitution that set out procedure for settling grievances and for us to solve our problems internally.

“But unfortunately, rather than judging our selves, our problems are going out and we are being judged by someone else outside of our constitution. The BoT has sat down to look at the issues. While we accept in principle the agreement reached for the national convention we are looking at another theory of reconciliation.

“And BoT has setup a committee under the chairmanship of Prof Jerry Gana, to look into this matter again. And to see what can be done to unite this party again. And before the convention we may likely reach full reconciliation to bring all parts together.

“We can’t sit down as fathers and the conscience of the party and allow things go astray. There are various committees set up to settle our problem. One of the major committees is the reconciliation committee headed by the governor of Bayelsa”

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews

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