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PDP assures of no imposition of candidates in 2019 polls


Olorogun Dr. Oskar Ibru (left), Chief Terry Noah, Chief Moses Odibo, Chairman, Udu Council, Chief Jite Brown and Ebruba Ibru, during the hosting of members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency by Oscar Ibru in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State… yesterday.

Oscar Ibru tasks members on unity
The National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, yesterday said the party would not allow imposition of candidates but ensure level-playing field for members come 2019 general elections.

Tsauri, who spoke at a one-day retreat organised by the Katsina State Chapter of the party, said the PDP had been rebranded and that things are not going to be business as usual when godfatherism was order of the day.

He said the party is poised to giving equal opportunity to all, including women and youths, and that such transformation would be evident to Nigerians before the commencement of elections next year.

He also said that the party hopes to mentor a new generation of Nigerians that would be elected into leadership positions to take the country to greater heights.

“We have rebranded our great party and made it open to all candidates, and there would be no imposition of candidates.

“We are determined to give opportunities to the youths and our women. We also want to mentor a new generation of young Nigerians that will take our nation to greater heights,” he stressed.

However, a PDP stalwart in Delta State, Olorogun Oscar Ibru, has advised the party faithful to work hard and remain united for the party to win the 2019 presidential, governorship, National Assembly and state Houses Assembly elections across the country.

Ibru, the chairman of Ibru Organisations and foundation member of the PDP, who spoke when he hosted elected council chairmen and selected leaders of the party in the Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal constituency in his home-town of Agbarha-Otor in Ughelli North Local Council at the weekend, noted that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was doing well.

He said: “This is our party and nobody can take it from us. Therefore, we must all work in unity to reclaim power at the centre and return Governor Ifeanyi for a second term in 2019 because he has not failed us.”

The speakers at the event, including Senator Ighoyota Amori, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Steve Oru; Senator Emmanuel Aguariavwodo, Gen. Dominic Oneya (rtd), Olorogun John Oguma, Chief Moses Odibo and many others, thanked Ibru for the initiative to bring the party together.

They, however, urged him to extend the gesture to the entire Delta Central and Urhobo in Delta South Senatorial District.

They also expressed hope that the event would afford them the opportunity to talk to themselves.

They also appealed to members of the party to do things that would promote team-work, adding that Olorogun Michael Ibru, the father of Oscar, was a blessing to the Urhobo nation.

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