100 PDP aspirants jostle for 24 Bayelsa Assembly seats

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Simon Utebor, Yenagoa

No fewer than 100 aspirants have picked the Peoples Democratic Party nomination form to contest the September 13, 2018 State House of Assembly Primary in Bayelsa State, it has been learnt.

It was also learnt that out of the number, 13 of those who purchased the form are from a single constituency in the state.

The State Chairmanof the party, Cleopas Moses, confirmed the development in Yenagoa on Saturday, during a live interview programme monitored on the state-owned radio station, Glory FM.

He boasted that the development indeed had proved that the PDP is a choice party and still remains the most formidable platform to win any election in the state in 2019.

The PDP chair said, “I know the number I brought, to shock you I didn’t bring less than 100 forms, I thought there will be remnant but I sold all out.

“I needed to call the National Organising Secretary to send more forms across to me. So it’s clear that PDP is the best party to be as far as Bayelsa State is concerned.”

He advised all the aspirants to do their homework, saying that nobody would influence the choice of the people to elect a popular candidate.

According to him, the party has learnt from its mistake of imposing candidates against the wishes of their people, adding that it was what led to its poor outing in the last general election.

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