Governor Seriake Dickson has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to field a popular candidate to stand a chance of defeating President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
Daily Trust reports that the Bayelsa state governor made the call at a consultative meeting with stakeholders of the PDP at the Government House, Yenagoa.
He called on members of the party to desist from anti-party activities, while also asking them to work together for the progress of the party.
Dickson noted that “anti-party posturing could affect the chances of the PDP in next year’s elections.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples democratic Party's national chairman Uche Secondus on Wednesday, August 1, led some PDP governors and senators on a solidarity visit to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state following recent threats to impeach him.
In a brief speech when they met Ortom at the Government House, Makurdi, Secondus described the impeachment plot initiated by eight members of the Benue legislature as “an act of illegality”, and urged Nigerians to rise against it.
“The House has 30 members; eight members cannot form a quorum to seat, much less plot an impeachment process," he said.
The PDP chairman said that they were in Benue to support the governor and welcome him back to the PDP family. He assured him that the PDP would stand by him, urging him to ignore recent allegations hurled at him by people angry that he had left the All Progressives Congress.
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