Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has assured that there will be no imposition of candidates for the state’s forthcoming local government elections.
Uduaghan gave the assurance Wednesday at Koko during a meeting of members of the Warri North Local Government area chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of the state.
According to him, only popular aspirants will be fielded as candidates for the election, and warned against any form of violence during the elections.
“We have agreed that there will be no imposition of candidates, if you are interested, go about your consultations, talk to leaders, talk to women, talk to youths,” the Governor said.
“I beg us, let us do this election peacefully, the election should not be a do or die affair, if you don’t win in this election, there will be another one in the next three years,” reiterating, “it is very important that we must choose popular candidates, especially for Councillorship positions because, they will be representing the grassroots.”
The Governor used the occasion to debunk insinuations that he influenced the date for the elections as fixed by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) saying, “I was not the one who fixed the date for the local government elections, it was fixed by DSIEC and we should show that we are ready for the elections.”
The Chairman of the PDP in the local government area, Mr. John Okoroloko had said in an address that, “we are waiting for July 28 to commence our electioneering campaigns for the forth coming local government elections fixed for October 25 as stated by DSIEC and I want to assure you that the result will be 100 percent PDP as far as Warri North is concerned because, we are going to ensure that, it is only credible and sellable candidates that will fly the flag of the party at the elections.”
Leaders of the party in the area including Chief Emmanuel Ebimami, Mrs Sola Williams and the youths who spoke at the meeting said the PDP was prepared for the local government elections.