Ondo PDP settles for consensus House of Reps candidate

Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State on Saturday chose a consensus candidate – Dare Aliyu- for the House of Representatives ahead of the 2015 general elections.

The Chairman, PDP Congress Planning Committee, Oluwadare Bada, said in Akure on Saturday that the party had opted for a consensus candidate.

Mr. Bada said the candidate would represent Akure North and Akure South Federal constituency.

“It is only when we are unable to reach a consensus that we go into division, but because of the merger, we have been able to integrate properly and we have agreed to a consensus arrangement.

“This guarantees cohesion and removes acrimony and gives us the opportunity to move forward fast,” he said.

Also speaking with journalists, Mr. Aliyu, the consensus candidate, promised to do his best to serve the people including the delegates, who chose him as their representative.

“We are going to reach out to all contestants in order to work together in the interest of all of us and the uplift of our Local Government, State and Nigeria,” he said.

Earlier, Governor Olusegun Mimiko expressed optimism that the PDP would win all the categories of the oncoming 2015 elections.

“I have no doubt in my mind, especially in this federal constituency, that a lot of the votes coming from here will be a significant proportion of the overall votes that we want to deliver.

“Our target is one million votes and we will get it,” he said.

He pledged, as the leader of the party, to be fair and just while assuring that the party would continue to move forward.

The event which started at 10 a.m. was very peaceful, and had a total of 72 delegates from both Akure South Local Government with 11 wards, and Akure North Local Government with 12 wards.


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