- Governor Okowa has given assurances to the PDP presidential aspirants that his committee will be fair to all
- Okowa said PDP special national convention committee members have committed themselves to organising a convention that will be free and acceptable to all
- According to him, the party parades an array of credible people aspiring for the position of president
As presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) continue to woo delegates, chairman of the PDP special national convention committee, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said members of the committee will be impartial to ensure that a free, fair and acceptable primary is organised.
Okowa made the disclosure on Thursday, September 27, in Asaba, when former Senate president, Senator David Mark, paid a consultative visit to delegates to unveil his programmes if elected as the presidential flag bearer of the party.
Governor Okowa said: “As the chairman of the convention planning committee, I am expected to be neutral, we (members of the committee) have committed ourselves to organising a convention that will be free, fair, transparent and acceptable to all and we stand by our word.
“I will have no voting right on the day of the convention, I will have no friend because, we have undertaking to ensure there is a credible process."
While stating that most of the presidential aspirants have visited the state to canvass for votes, Governor Okowa observed that the party parades an array of credible people aspiring for the position.
He described Senator Mark, as “a good Nigerian and a trusted PDP member, adding that, “he is the kind of Nigerian that understands the whole situation and ready to help out, I believe there is a lot of capacity in him.”
Senator Mark had in his speech lauded the development stride of Governor Okowa's administration, stating, “he served with me in the Senate, I know his potentials, I know he can still deliver, vote for him again in 2019.”
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He continued: “I am here based on my aspiration to be the next president of the country, I believe I have gathered enough experience; I know the problems of this country and they are self inflicted/
“I have the capacity to tackle the problems of this country without fear or favour; when we change the government, the economy of this country will improve drastically, I believe in restructuring, I believe it can be done in phases.”
Governor Okowa was on Monday, September 24, inaugurated as the chairman of the committee by the deputy national chairman of the PDP, Elder Yomi Akinwunmi.
Akinwunmi inaugurated the committee on behalf of the chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, at the national secretariat in Abuja.
Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi will serve as secretary to the committee for the convention scheduled for October 5 and 6.
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