- Says the PDP must conspire with the electorates to ignite victory
Former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, and the former Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Dr Kingsley Kuku, has said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State should consider the Southern Senatorial District for its ticket to ignite victory ahead of the October 10. governorship election.
In an article titled a ”Political Coup” on Monday, Kuku said the PDP must be sensitive to conventional wisdom and political expediency in her choice of Candidates in the forthcoming election.
Speaking to Starnews NG in a telephone interview, Kuku said all the qualified Aspirant(s) from other Senatorial Districts have the constitutional rights to aspire and contest but said he wholeheartedly endorsed the conventionally apt and morally expedient aspiration of the Southern Senatorial District of Ondo State for the sake of dislodging the rumour of Akeredolu/Odun Governorship Ticket ahead of October Guber Poll.
“I urge leaders and structures of our party, the PDP, in Ondo State, to review existing the dynamics by the day. The party must be careful and sensitive to conventional wisdom and political expediency in her choice of Candidates in the forthcoming election.”
“Though any qualified Aspirant(s) from the Central, Northern and Southern Senatorial Districts of our State can and or have the constitutional right to aspire and contest, it is imperative for all to consider the Southern Senatorial District much more to ignite victory”.
“I, wholeheartedly endorse the conventionally apt and morally expedient aspiration of the Southern Senatorial District of Ondo State .”
“Ondo State had never produced a Governor who had all requisite resources and skills to ensure victory. From late Pa. Adefarati, Agagu, Mimiko to Akeredolu, Governorship Elections have been won through inevitable political conspiracy, structural organization, clarion messaging, plantational following, courageous mobilization and the God Factor”.
“Money without competence and organization is a protruding Political waste. The PDP must act as a party in opposition and conspire with the people of Ondo State alone to activate Victory against the strategically skilful and politically penetrating likely Akeredolu/Odu Governorship Ticket which targets the heart of PDP and the most potent and reliable demographic—women”, Kuku said.
The outspoken Kuku said again that the PDP must be strategically on the ground and be careful not to make the mistake of picking its candidate from the wrong zone if they want to win the election because according to him, the Peoples of the Southern part of Ondo State must not have any mindset of marginalisation anytime they want to exercise their franchise in order for the party to be able to defeat the plan of the ruling APC to introduce Akeredolu/Odu Governorship Ticket.
”My party, the PDP, must be wary of the plan by Governor Akeredolu to pick Princess Oladunni Odu as the deputy governorship candidate of the ruling APC so as to get sympathy votes from the women and the electorates in Ondo South to activate victory for the APC in the case the PDP did not consider the power imbalance which can lead to depression and marginalisation of the southern part of the state,” he added.