Kola Ologbondiyan

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has adopted indirect primary for the Bayelsa and Kogi States governorship elections.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made this known in a statement made available to reporters on Thursday in Abuja.

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Ologbondiyan said that the party promised to conduct credible, transparent, free and fair primaries in the states.

He also advised the aspirants and would-be delegates to conduct themselves within the party’s rules and regulations before, during and after the primaries.

Ologbondiyan said, “The aspirants and the delegates should conduct themselves within the rules of the party. The party will conduct clean, clear, free, fair and transparent primaries. Candidates and delegates are advised to abide by the rules of the party.

“We will adopt indirect primaries. Our primaries have always been indirect and delegate system. We have always used an indirect system in our primary election via delegate.

“We have ad-hoc and statutory delegate-ship. That is our normal (mode of) primary and we will definitely maintain that. There is no decision to change the mode of primaries.”

Recall that the PDP National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (retd.), said that the governorship primaries/state primary congresses for Bayelsa and Kogi State will hold on Tuesday, September 3 while the publication of delegates list by the PDP National Working Committee was slated for Friday, August 30.