Lokoja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday confirmed that its primary to elect a candidate for upcoming governorship election in Kogi would hold on Thursday as scheduled.
Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Bode Ogunmola, who made this known in Lokoja, said that 926 delegates would participate in the exercise.
Ogunmola revealed that it was not true that the primary had been postponed as was being rumoured.
He spoke at the backdrop of a purported statement by the party’s national headquarters in Abuja, announcing the postponement of the primary in Kogi to Monday.
The statement was signed by National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh.
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Ogunmola said that the party had put adequate measures in place to guarantee a level-playing ground for the three aspirants vying for the party’s ticket in the state.
He listed the aspirants as incumbent governor, Idris Wada, Jibrin Efhocho and Moses Amato.
Contacted on confusion created by his statement and the position of the party’s leadership in Kogi, Metuh said that he was not answerable to the state.
"There is no controversy; how can the National Working Committee say something and the state is saying a different thing," he said.
Told that Ogunmola said that PDP leadership in the state had not been informed of any shift of the primary, Metuh said "is national answerable to them or they are answerable to national?
"How can you be asking me that question? Are they the ones to conduct the primary?
"If the man wants to conduct the primary, let him go ahead," he stated.