Nathaniel Gbaoron, Lafia
All the three Governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state have pledged to accept the outcome of the forthcoming primaries in good faith.
The aspirants who included the former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, David Umbugadu and Nuhu Angbazo, made the pledge at a meeting called by the state working committee of the party on Monday in Lafia.
Maku who until his defection to PDP recently was the National Secretary of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), described the meeting as a millstone towards unity and salvaging the state from bad governance.
Maku said that the discussions on peace and unity amongst PDP aspirants and stakeholders was geared towards ensuring internal democracy and politics without bitterness.
He said himself and other aspirants have all agreed to accept the outcome of the primaries so as to ensure the success of their party in 2023. On his part, Umbugadu lauded the leadership of the party in the state for the initiative and pledged to accept the outcome of the primaries in good faith.
Umbugadu who was the candidate of PDP in 2019 election, said God Almighty had done the zoning for them which is why all the three aspirants this time around are from the same tribe and area. He therefore said that the project is one and the same as all of them are brothers.
Similarly, Angbazo described the meeting and commitment by the three of them as democracy in action. He explained that it is difficult for opponents to seat together, but said the case of Nasarawa State is different and is healthy for their party.
Meanwhile, Mr Francis Orogu, PDP Chairman in the state said the meeting was aimed at getting commitment from all aspirants of their party contesting various offices in the forthcoming election. Orugu said that lack of unity especially after primaries was part of the reason that affected the success of their party in previous elections.
He therefore said that with the level of commitment by the aspirants and other stakeholders, the party would take over power in the state in 2023.
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