Makurdi â€“ The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue said that 33 aspirants had indicated interest to contest the governorship election on the platform of the party in 2015.
The Benue Chairman of PDP, Dr Emmanuel Agbo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi on Friday that the partyâ€™s primaries must be free and fair.
Agbo said that all members of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party had resolved to ensure that all candidates were given equal opportunities.
â€œ33 aspirants have so far indicated their interest to contest the partyâ€™s governorship ticket in the forthcoming election.
â€œOur primaries must be transparent, free and fair for contesting party members.
â€œWe members of the State Working Committee have resolved to provide a level-playing ground for all candidates.
â€œThe executive committee members in the state have so far exhibited exemplary leadership qualities toward ensuring that the PDP produces an acceptable candidate that would win the hearts of our electorate.
â€œWe have deliberately removed ourselves from the process to make it free for all candidates.
â€œAbove all these, all our aspirants have so far abided with the partyâ€™s guidelines as they go about the consultations process,â€™â€™ the party leader said.
Agbo said that all the aspirants were good, adding that they would all defend the party â€œvery wellâ€™â€™ if elected.
He said that the PDP was the only party in the county capable of delivering the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
Agbo commended President Goodluck Jonathan for appointing many sons and daughters of the state into top positions and into his cabinet. (NAN)