Senator Atai Aidoko of the People’s Democratic Party is facing multiple troubles in his re election bid.
Recent returnee to the political party, Dino Melaye is facing the same situation.
The people’s Democratic Party just granted “automatic tickets to serving members of the National Assembly in States where the Party is not holding sway while allowing the Governors in PDP controlled States decide their preferred candidates”.
According to information monitored on Kogiripples.com this decision was taken at meeting Uche Secondus led PDP National Working Committee and the PDP Caucus of the National Assembly.
The meeting reportedly held today at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel.
This development is said to have sparked off a growing protest as news of the development leak.
According to kogiripples.com source “This is clearly a return to the days of impunity which led to the ouster of the Party from Power in 2015”.
The newsplatform which is very conversant with happenings in Kogi state reported in part “In Kogi State, the PDP will fail woefully in the event that it goes against its guidelines and constitutional provisions for party primaries as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution”.
“The present occupant of some of the political offices especially Sen. Atai Aidoko Ali will not be allowed to return.
“The people of Kogi East Senatorial District are tired and fed up with Aidoko’s kindergarten representation”.
“Elsewhere in the West, an aspirant had already issued a statement thus: If the PDP National working committee will not conduct a free, transparent and credible primaries as laid down in the guidelines of the party and imposes Dino Melaye on us as a candidate in Kogi west senatorial district, as they now planned, l Will not sit and watch anyone destroy the excellent work we have laboured to do along with others in Kogi state to be sacrificed for his personal ambition. I will not hesitate with my massive supporters to pull out of PDP before the entire building collapse in the state. I came into House of Representatives initially in 2011, through ACN which was a non existing brand in my constituency, am prepared to start a new journey”.
“The above is not just a mere threat but a wake up call to the party hierarchy and its leadership to rescind from this unpopular decisions as it is capable of truncating the effort made so far to redeem the party’s image.”
The report authored by Isa Wada Odaudu further revealed that “Quite expectedly, a number of Party faithfuls are waiting for the formal announcements to ditch the party which is just recovering from the hemorrhage it experienced a few years ago”.
“Coming at a time when the ruling APC is opting for an all-inclusive Democratic process, it is clear that the APC will be the net-gainer in the end.”
The Lokoja based PDP member on Kogiripples insists “Imposition and all forms of impunity must be jettisoned by the NWC if we must make progress as a party as we cannot afford to repeat the failure of the general election in 2015 that ousted the party from the grip of the national government”.
“The grim reality is that we are drifting off the radar of political renaissance for possible return to power with this political gangsterism and imposition.”