Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ensure that the ward congresses of the party across the state is conducted in a peaceful atmosphere. Each ward is to produce three ad-hoc delegates.
He decried the desperation of aspirants which has led them “spending money where they are not supposed to,” noting, “what is important is the state party structure, you cannot work outside the state party structure, the procedure is clear.”
Governor Uduaghan spoke at a meeting of aspirants for elective positions on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Party’s secretariat in Asaba on Friday, 31st October, 2014.
“It is necessary to inform you that the Ward congress to elect three ad-hoc delegates at the Ward level hold Saturday, 1st November, 2014 it is necessary to do this because people seem not to understand what the election is all about.
“Instead of keeping money to work at the grassroots, people are spending money where they are not to spend money,” the Governor said, reiterating, “it is important that people go to the field for the elections whether it is by consensus or not.”
The Secretary of the party, Chief Solomon Ogba had informed that the congress would hold in 270 wards in the state.
“In every ward there is a returning officer, we are also going to have state monitoring officers.
“The issue of electing ward delegates is a state affair, accreditation starts at 8 am,” Chief Ogba said, adding, “I appeal that we should make this congress as peaceful as possible.”
The Vice Chairman of the party for Delta South Senatorial District, Sir Simeon Efenudu, said the meeting was necessary to enable the officials and members of the party know what was expected of them.