Hon. Okey Ezike, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Enugu North local government, has assured the PDP family in the area that the party would win massively in the upcoming general elections.
Ezike made this assertion Friday in Enugu while addressing party members in what he called a closed door meeting of the ruling party in the State ahead of the party’s local government primaries on Saturday.
The primary election is to produce the party’s candidates that would contest in the councillorship election to be conducted on November 4 and is expected to be held across the 13 wards in the local government.
“Enugu State as a whole is a PDP family, and my local government is not exempted from that oneness. Come November 4, PDP will clear all the 13 wards in the local government. We are hopeful that the councillors will emerge because we have done our homework well.”
“We had a meeting (Friday) to intimate them on the workings of the party and for them to be fully prepared for the election. We will have the primaries on Saturday so everything is fine here,” he said.
The Chairman dismissed rumours of threats from their candidates and other parties and maintained that he believed the election would be done in the best atmosphere possible.
“Security men have been deployed ahead of the primaries. The DSS, Police, Civil Defence Corps, are all present to see to the peace of the exercise. The State party officials are going to handle the exercise. We also have at least two delegates from each ward to monitor the process.”
He also dismissed dissatisfaction and fear among the candidates for the party’s councillorship election.
“This is the new PDP. It is not like the old system of protests and counter protests after primaries have been conducted. The exercise is a family affair and under the united front in the State and Enugu North local government, we would conduct a free, fair, transparent and credible election, he added.
He however called on the people to stand behind the party at all times, giving a renewed commitment to keep up the good work in the area.
He urged candidates who fail to win to accept the outcome of the election and see the party above their individual interests.