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Benue PDP rolls out code of conduct for gubernatorial aspirants

07 May 2014, 21:20

Makurdi - Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue has warned governorship aspirants against using violence to achieve their objectives.

The State Chairman of the party, Dr Emmanuel Agbo gave the warning at a meeting with party executives and the governorship aspirants on Wednesday in Makurdi.

He said the meeting was necessary for the party to set out guidelines to checkmate activities of aspirants.

“The main objective of the meeting was to roll out our party's Code of Conduct to all governorship aspirants in the state under the PDP,’’ he said.

Agbo said PDP would not condone any form of campaign that would result to violence, abuse of other candidates, defamation, among others.

The chairman said that no member of the party's Elders’ Committee would be allowed to take appointment on campaign organisation of any aspirant.

He said those on senatorial caucus would not be appointed to campaign for senatorial aspirants and those for local government caucus would not serve on campaign team of assembly members.

“Executive members of the party at the national, state, local government or council wards are not allowed to serve on any campaign organisation be it Presidential, Governorship, Senatorial or State Assembly,'' Agbo said.

He said that based on the guidelines, no appointee of president, governor, or at local government level, would be allowed to be on the campaign team of any aspirant.

19 governorship aspirants including the State Deputy Governor, Chief Steven Lawani were present at the meeting.

-   NAN

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