The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pleaded with its aspirants not to defect to other parties if they lose in the coming primaries scheduled to hold between September 20th to 6th October 2018 as directed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The plea was made by the Bauchi state chairman of the party, Alhaji Hamza Koshe Akuyam.
Akuyam said that losing out at the primaries does not mean anything negative, stressing that in every game, there must be a winner and a loser.
He urged aspirants to develop team spirit, adding that it is the only thing needed to enable the party to win at the general elections.
Hamza Akuyam while speaking on Friday when an aspirant for the Federal House of Representatives from Toro Federal constituency of the state, Engineer Joshua Titus Sanga submitted his expression of interest form at the party Secretariat in Bauchi appealed to all genuine party members to rally round the party no matter the results of the primaries.
The PDP chairman who was represented by the state youth leader, Murtala Abubakar, however, promised that there would be no imposition of candidates.
”We assure all aspirants contesting for different positions in the PDP that our primary elections will be free and fair. We will do justice to all aspirants.
” Therefore, it will be unfair for aspirants who lose the elections to defect from the party. Let all party members unite and support our candidates so that we can triumph in the next 2019 general elections,” he pleaded.