’n Polisielid staan by ’n stemlokaal in die Nigeriese deelstaat Bayelsa, waar die uitslae van Saterdag se presidentsverkiesing opgeplak is. Pres. Goodluck Jonathan van die regerende PDP, ’n boorling van olieryke Bayelsa, het gister voorgeloop. Foto:
Minna - The Niger chapter of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) has warned some members of the party to desist from
parading themselves as candidates for the State Assembly elections.
Alhaji Umar Ma'ali, the party's Acting Chairman, gave the
warning on Friday in a statement made available to newsmen in Minna.
The statement said such actions were illegal and would be
viewed as anti-party activities, adding that punitive measures the awaited
It cautioned two contestants in Lapai, and Lavun areas
against such actions which it said were capable of disrupting the internal
cohesion of the party in state.
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It said the two politicians were reportedly parading
themselves as standard flag bearers of the party after they were defeated by
other contestants at the primaries.
“The Niger PDP will not hesitate to deal with any party
member found disregarding laid down party rules or decisions.
“The Niger PDP is lucky to have people with proven integrity
and tested political sagacity.
"Hence, I am optimistic that those who are presently
parading themselves as our candidates will listen to the voice of reason,"
the release said.
It urged members of the party to continue to work as a
family in order to have a successful outing in the February general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Hajiya Hannatu
Salihu and Alhaji Sule Yakubu emerged as the party's candidates in the two
areas during the primaries, respectively.