By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
A sociopolitical group, Burutu Credibility Front (BCF), a Pro-PDP grassroot platform of Burutu People, youths and Women of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) has called for a level laying ground for all contestants for fair and credible polls in the 2023 primaries and general elections.
The group in a press conference in Warri, Friday which white paper was read by Comrade Welemu, Director of Media/ Publicity as directed by the Coordinator Comrade Darlington Owan told journalists that, ” Burutu Credibility Front is a Credible Pro-PDP grassroot platform of Burutu People, youths and Women of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) who seek to add their voices to the echoes of true tenets of DEMOCRACY hallmarking the yearnings of all peace-loving and morally stable people ahead of the elections in 2023. Motivated by the foregoing, we hereby affirm/state the following;
”We seek to add our voices to the echoes of true tenets of DEMOCRACY hallmarking the yearnings of all peace-loving and morally stable people ahead of the elections in 2023
.”That Burutu Credibility Front is a platform to advocate and conscientize PDP faithful of the need to stick with the People’s Democratic Party and continue to honour and accept it’s constitution as the ideal guide ahead of the Primaries and General elections .
” That all members of our great Party reserve the right to a level playing ground to express interest and pursue same to occupy any elective position that they are qualified to contest as quaranteed by the constitutions of Nigeria and our party..
”. That we count it a blessing that Burutu federal constituency is structurally divided into two state assembly constituencies within the same territory of Burutu Local Government area and that in itself has provided balance that has kept the conversation of Zoning the federal constituency seat very easy and even at bay.
” That we are aware of the existence of a mischievous call to Zone the federal seat that has always been free for all the players within the constituency to contest.
” That we are not oblivious of the schemings of the opposition through proxies and their agents to break our ranks as a party for selfish reasons of gaining power to exploit the Burutu people as they have done to the entire nation — unbelievable socio-economic pains they heartlessly inflicted on us,we are yet to know when we would recover from such pains. We can’t afford to domesticate such mindlessness at play at the national level in BURUTU LGA unchallenged.
”That we are not for or against any PDP card carrying man or woman who wishes to express his or her democratic right to vote and be voted for, but we would be very quick to resist any one who stands on the head of issue-based campaign or solicitation of support from delegates because after the Party’s primaries we will collectively and surely work with our Party Candidate” Owan said..
Continuing ”That there is currently no political imbalance in BURUTU LGA as the House of Representatives occupant is from Burutu North while the Council Chairman is from Burutu South even though we are very unwilling and unyielding to the very weak position that the former and latter are the parameters used to balance Burutu political equation — using executive office with full executive powers and influence to equate suggestive, contributing lawmaking is the greatest misnomer of the 21st century!
” That the Burutu people are looking forward to free, fair and Credible primaries for all Qualified members of our Great Party.
”That we wish to thank the leader of the party in the state, Sen. Dr. Ifeayin Arthur Okowa for his rare leadership acumen and a-father-to-all role has been playing in the party and the state” the group stated.