2019: Okowa Cautions PDP Members Against Division
Ahead of 2018 general elections, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to allow their political aspirations to cause division within the party.
The Governor gave the advice yesterday (03/02/18) at a meeting of members of Delta North PDP at Kwale, Ndokwa West local government area of Delta State.
"With 2019 elections coming up, various groups are beginning to cause trouble for us, but, we don't want to go into the next election in groups, the more united we are, the stronger we will be as a people," the Governor said, adding, "don't allow your support for aspirants influence your decision because, you do not gain anything by working against the party."
The Governor continued, "College of Leaders should be established to comprise twenty persons in every local government area, we want unity in our party and we should avoid anything that can cause division in our party."
"Leaders must allow the people to choose their candidates, as aspirants, we should be mindful of how we go about our campaigns because, primaries will come and go but, we will remain as party men, we will remain brothers and sisters," the Governor said.
He congratulated local government chairmen and the councilors for their successes in the local government elections noting that the outcome of the elections shows that, "the spirit of love, the spirit of togetherness can only be found in the PDP, I appreciate all our leaders, our youths, our women."
The Governor who used the event to list some of his achievements in the state urged political appointees to pay their dues because, it is compulsory for them to do so.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi said a lot has been achieved by political office holders in the senatorial district while the Chairman of PDP in Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Alex Iduh expressed confidence that the party will remain strong in the area.
Chairmen of the party in the different local government areas of the district rendered reports from their different areas and they expressed confidence that the PDP will remain stronger in their areas.