By Samuel Ahmadu
Contradicting to a statement credited to the National Working Committee of the People Democratic Party over the postponement of the Kogi PDP primaries slated for Thursday September 10, the state chapter of the party has announced that the polls will go ahead as scheduled.
Earlier on Wednesday afternoon, the National Public Secretary, Olisa Metuh said the National Working Committee had rescheduled the primaries to Monday, September 14.
But in a chat with journalists in Lokoja on Wednesday evening, the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Bode Ogunmola refuted rumours making the round in some sections of the media about rescheduled primaries and has insisted plans were already concluded for a smooth conduct.
Ogunmola insisted there were no conflict within the state and national body of the party and explained that the state officials were yet to get correspondence from the NWC about the purported postponement of the polls.
He buttressed that the postponement reports were false as some national officials were already on ground for the flag-bearer decider polls while others were already on their way to the Kogi State capital.
He further confirmed that three candidates would participate in the elections – incumbent governor Captain Idris Wada, new entrant Banjo Amoto Moses and Jibril Isah Echocho.
The state party spokesman also assured that the primaries will be free, fair and transparent and went on to promise a level-playing field for the aspirants.
The primaries is billed for the 25,000 capacity Lokoja Confluence stadium.