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Secondus counsels 34 gov aspirants in Bayelsa, Kogi on surest way to win PDP ticket



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Thirty four aspirants seeking for governorship ticket under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa and Kogi states, have been asked to rely on the delegates for success.

The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, told the aspirants in Abuja on Wednesday, when clearance certificates were presented to them, that delegates, and not party leaders would determine who gets the party’s governorship tickets.

The PDP had cleared all 34 aspirants seeking for its governorship tickets in the two states.

While Bayelsa had 21 aspirants seeking for the party’s ticket, Kogi had 13 aspirants.

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On Wednesday, while picking their clearance certificates, Secondus had told them, “Work on the delegates; don’t rely on any party leader. Even members of the National Working Committee (NWC), cannot help you.

“Go and work on the delegates. They are the ones that will elect you as candidate; no one else, not even members of the NWC, can help you.

“All I can assure you is that we are going to conduct free, fair and transparent primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa States.”

Among the 13 aspirants seeking to become the party’s candidate in Kogi include former governor of Kogi, Idris Wada, Senator Dino Melaye and Abubakar Ibrahim, a son of former Governor Ibrahim Idris.

Some of the aspirants from Bayelsa are the state deputy governor, John Jona; the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kemela Okara, and former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe.

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