Party Chieftain makes Case for Direct Primaries
Ahead of the scheduled time table for political party primaries for the 2023 general election, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Oyo state, Mr Niyi Aborisade has advocated for direct primaries rather than concensus arrangements.
Mr Aborisade made this known in Ibadan while speaking with Radio Nigeria.
He said it was important for the PDP in Oyo state to allow every aspirants to test their strengths at the primaries to enable members of the party choose their preferred candidates, which he said was important in a Democratic system.
“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people and for the people, so if it’s for the people, the people should determine who should lead them. In my own definition of democracy, it’s the best for the rest. The most viable way to determine the best is by the people” He said.
While reacting to insinuations that the PDP stakeholders in the state was considering consensus mode of primaries, Mr Aborisade who is a Federal House of representative hopeful for Ibadan North East/Southeast Federal Constituency cautioned against imposition and impunity in the party.