The Chairman of the PDP National Elective Committee and the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi okowa has declared that the PDP will be a force to reckon with in the 2019 presidential elections even as he dispels rumors that the Governors are supporting a candidate for the post of National Chairman of the Party.
Governor Okowa who made this known on Channels Television’s Politics said emphatically that the party is doing everything possible to ensure a hitch-free convention.
“I believe that the National Caretaker Committee of the party is doing a lot to ensure that things are put in place, as for the national planning committee that I lead, we were inaugurated this afternoon (Yesterday) and we have held our inaugural meeting.
“Ours as a planning committee is to ensure that we deliver a convention that is credible and in which all the processes are such that will be blameless, we will deliver on a free, fair and transparent primary; that is our aim”.
Also commenting on the chances of the PDP taking back power from the ruling APC, he said “our party is building much stronger and this convention definitely is going to lift us up in the future, I believe so because this convention is purely conciliatory and unifying and we believe that the resource will lead us strongly into the future”.
Speaking in reaction to reports that a certain former Governor and Chairman of the electoral panel is behind a candidate, he said, “I am not aware that he has declared support for any particular candidate but even if he has any sentiments for anyone, he will not be in a position at all, on the convention to do anything that is unjust. We are going to adopt the open secret ballot system of voting”.