Abuja - Concerned Kogi PDP Youth Network, an NGO, has called on the party’s National Working Committee to adopt guidelines for the conduct of credible primaries ahead the state’s 2016 gubernatorial election.
This is contained in a statement jointly signed and issued by Joe Mesele and Usman Okpanachi, the National Coordinator and Secretary of the network, respectively, on Monday in Abuja.
The statement said that the advice became necessary if the party must win the state’s gubernatorial seat in 2016.
"We call the attention of PDP NWC as a matter of urgency to ensure that the party guideline for the conduct of credible primary is put in place with an objective of retaining Kogi beyond 2016.
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"A brief look back at the performance of most of the elders at the March 28 presidential election was abysmal and below average," it stated.
It added that for the avoidance of doubt, Kogi people were all working for an alternative to the incumbent governor, Alhaji Idris Wada.
"Should PDP insist on Wada’s candidature, then we will accept their supremacy and pray while we wait for the judgment of the electorate which is supreme in the end.
"We need to win Kogi with an acceptable candidate. We need a candidate that will appeal to our generation."
The group also encouraged credible Kogites from all walks of life to join the race as it work round the clock to keep Kogi PDP united and prosperous.