By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa
Ahead of the forthcoming PDP governorship primary scheduled to hold in Bayelsa State on 3rd September, 2019, the South-South youth chapter of the PDP, has cautioned Gov. Henry Seriake Dickson and the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Cleopas Moses, not to destabilise the party.
It could recall that Moses had openly endorsed the candidate preferred by Gov. Dickson, Senator Douye Diri, a development that was generating anger among other PDP aspirants in the state.
The youths, under the aegis of PDP South South Youth Vanguard, in a statement by its Chairman made available to newsmen in Yenagoa, James Efe Akpofure noted that the recent utterances of the state chairman, warning that Dickson should not go the way of the former Governors of Ogun and Imo states who lost the last governorship elections because they wanted to foist their candidates on the people.
The group asked, “If they know that they have an anointed candidate, why did they allow other aspirants to pick forms that cost about N21m?
“It is not fair for the governor and the state chairman to give people hope only for them to dash it when it matters most.”
The group also warned that with the way Gov. Dickson and the chairman were going, they might destroy the chances of PDP in the governorship election.
They added that, “The governor should allow all the aspirants to go into the field and fight it out and the best will emerge.
It could also recall that during the PDP national convention in Port-Harcourt, some of the governors were rooting for Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, but he lost.
“The governor should note that the best aspirant, who the people love, will emerge when all of them are allowed to fight it out in the primary.”
They, therefore, advised the governor to go into negotiation with all the aspirants so that a better candidate would emerge.