2019: Reps Aspirant Warns Kogi PDP Against Imposition of Candidates

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Former Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, Honourable Isaac Onuh, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop imposition of candidates in the forthcoming general elections to avoid a repeat of the defeat it suffered in the 2015 general elections.

Onuh stated this at Okpo and Ankpa headquarters of Olamaboro and Ankpa Local Government Areas of Kogi State on his meeting the party executives for the Ankpa/ Olamaboro/ Omala Federal Constituency in the forthcoming election.

He said his aspiration was borne out of the desire to reposition the PDP which he was a founding member and to provide effective legislation that will fastract development of the zone.

He added that the work in the Assembly is all about talking and lobbying warned the delegates to shun inducement and manipulation to ensure that candidate with requisite capability is elected to fly the flag of the party in the 2019 general elections.

The former Envoy lamented for his straying away from the Party for some grievances, assured the people of his determination to bring back the fortunes of the party to be a party to beat in Kogi State and the country at large.

Speaking at the party secretariat at Okpo said his records when he represented the people of Omala Constituency in the state Assembly in 1999-2003 was still unbeaten hinting that he and his colleagues in the party stood vehemently against all odds to defect to the then ruling party.

“I was in the Assembly in 1999– 2003 . PDP had 12 members while the ruling APP had 13. We resisted entreaties to decamp. Our performance is still yet to be beaten. Assembly world over is all about the business of talking and constructive engagement. I Assure you that I will not let you down when elected.

“I must commend the effort of the former Governor Alhaji Ibrahim Idris for his persistent encouragement for me to return to the PDP which is my home. In the course of history a man with beautiful daughter does not require elaborate fasting for the daughter to get a husband. PDP is a beautiful bride and I state categorically that our party is a party to beat in Nigeria.

“Yes, I went astray and like the proverbial son, I have come back to my house. Our people said when a man travelled from his house no matter the duration and he returned he would not be called a stranger. I advised our party to put off sentiments to elect candidate that can be marketed,” he advised.

In a remark, a member of PDP Stakeholders forum in Ankpa, Hassan Yakubu Enape appealed to members to be focused and steadfast to choose qualified and capable candidate, saying the present predicament of the party should be used to reposition the party.

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