The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been cautioned to guard against the politics of predetermining the candidates, who would occupy certain political offices against the wishes of the people in the forthcoming 2015 general election.
The Senator representing Ebonyi South senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji, stated this yesterday in his hometown while speaking with journalists. He urged the party to take critical look at the antecedents and contributions of aspirants seeking political offices in the 2015 election.
The Senator noted that any mistake in that direction could spell doom for the party as it could make the All Progressives Congress (APC), a viable alternative for the electorate and other candidates to champion their electioneering campaigns against the party.
Ogbuoji called on politicians not to be carried away by the ongoing hullabaloo about the 2015 general election but rather focus on delivering democratic dividends to the people of the state. He enjoined them to ensure that they impact positively on the socio-economic well being of their people at all times.
“If another person interprets APC, as Armoured Personnel Carrier, then you know that there is danger. So, APC must be viewed as a viable alternative if PDP makes monumental error.
“PDP can only survive the onslaught of APC, if the party does not commit errors that the people will not forgive because the people will vote according to their consciences and I encourage them to vote according to their consciences.
“For me, there is no reason for this hullabaloo of 2015; everybody should be focused on giving his best today, so that by 2015, let the people adjudge you as qualified from what they have seen about your antecedent that you are qualified because the party will be making a lot of mistakes if for any reason, the party predetermines who should emerge and if the person doesn’t have a good track record, the party is already doomed because it is going to be an election based on the quality of the candidate. It is a huge disappointment that those of us who are politicians under Governor Martin Elechi are more interested in the next election” he stated.
He appreciated the Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi for his doggedness towards the infrastructural development of the state, stressing that Governor Elechi had put modalities in place not only to ensure that the state catches up with other states within the south east geopolitical zone of the country but also, overtake them in every facets of human endeavour.