PDP PRIMARIES: Delegates are asking us to pay them exorbitant amounts – Aspirants cry out in Delta

Aspirants contesting for the Delta State House of Assembly primary under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), this Saturday, have raised the alarm over the exorbitant fees be­ing charged by delegates in order to vote for them at the election.

Investigation revealed that the unwholesome act of the delegates was pres­ently causing ripples with­in the PDP fold especially in Warri, Ughelli and Sapele.

Further investigation revealed that some greedy delegates saw the primary as an opportunity to en­rich themselves and marry more wives.

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Two of the aspirants who did not want their names in print decried the force being applied by del­egates who, at times, vowed that they would fail woe­fully at the primary if they don’t comply.

The aspirants complained bitterly that they had al­ready given out huge sums of money to the delegates who were worrying them daily to bring more money.

Consequently, some as­pirants have called for the intervention of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP State chairman and local govern­ment chairman to find a last­ing solution to the quagmire before Saturday’s primary.

“We are tired of the at­titude of some of the dele­gates, whose aim and objec­tives are to disorganise the primary so that our politi­cal opponent will give PDP a bad name,” stressed the embittered aspirants.

Meanwhile, there is eth­nic rivalry between Urhobo and Itsekiri in Warri over who should be delegates at the Saturday’s primary.

The Urhobos have vowed to resist any imposition of Itsekiri in their area, espe­cially in Okere, Okumagba and other areas known to be Urhobo areas.

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