Contrary to fears expressed in some quarters that President Goodluck Jonathan and first-term governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will get automatic tickets to contest in the 2015 general elections, the PDP has maintained that all its candidates will have to go through primaries as spelt out by the party’s constitution. has said.
This was made known by the party’s national publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh yesterday in Abuja at an interaction with reporters.
Metuh described the reports as strange because “nobody in the executive; nobody in the legislature; nobody in the administration of this party has ever mentioned it in my presence…and nobody in the administration of the party said he has heard it.”
He said such decision cannot be decided by the national executive committee because it is beyond their powers.
“Such an issue must come to the national convention,” he said.
“Why is it important for us to talk about amendment of the constitution or none amendment? We have a constitution that we must follow to the latter. As long as this constitution is there, there will be primaries and people will be free to run primaries under the constitution. That is where we stand,” he added.