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PDP won’t force consensus on Plateau aspirants: Official

“We will not force aspirants to go into consensus, but any aspirant that wishes to step down for others, we shall provide room for such.”

• April 27, 2022
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As politicians jostle for political parties’ tickets to contest the 2023 general elections, the Plateau chapter of the PDP has said that it would not force aspirants into any consensus arrangement.

Simon Domle, PDP vice chairman, stated this in Jos shortly after meeting with the party’s stakeholders in the southern senatorial district.

“We will not force aspirants to go into consensus, but any aspirant that wishes to step down for others, we shall provide room for such,” he stated.

Mr Domle promised to provide a level-playing field for all aspirants vying for various positions on the PDP platform, adding that no aspirant would be shortchanged.

“PDP is a party of justice, equity and fairness. We shall live up to such virtues. As we begin the screening exercise tomorrow, I want to assure all the aspirants that they will be treated equally,” he explained.

He stressed that the meeting availed party faithful the opportunity to discuss and explore strategies that would enable it to take over power at various levels in 2023. 

The official added that stakeholders also harped on the need for unity among party members in the zone to give it the desired edge toward victory in 2023.

Also speaking, one of the aspirants, Isaac Kwalu, commended the party for the initiative, which he said would further consolidate its strength toward victory at the polls.

Mr Kwalu, seeking to represent Shendam/Qua’anpan/Mikang Federal Constituency, expressed optimism that the party had gained mass support for winning the 2023 elections. 


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