By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has been warned against interfering in the forthcoming Bayelsa state governorship primary.
The PDP South South Youth Vanguard gave this warning in a statement yesterday in Abuja.
The group specifically warned the PDP Chairman against subverting the party Constitution to pave way for any interest group.
The PDP Youth Vanguard claimed that Secondus is working for the interest of the State governor, Seriake Dickson to manipulate the forthcoming primary.
In the statement signed by its National Chairman, James Efe Akpofure, the Youth Vanguard noted that the party National Chairman is trying to subvert the party’s Constitution to please the governor and some stakeholders.
The group said: “The newly elected Chairmen of Bayelsa State Local Governments are not qualified to contest the September 3 primary.
“The Chairman is supporting Governor Dickson to see if the chairmen can vote in the forthcoming primary against the Constitution of the party.
“This is not done anywhere. The chairmen were newly elected and the party constitution does not recognize this aberration the governor and the Chairman are trying to bring on board.
“Recall that we have few weeks ago urged Governor Dickson to jettison the idea of preferred aspirant and recognised all the 21 aspirants.
“And we have also said that all the aspirants are PDP members and as such should be treated equally and allow to go to the field and fight it out.
“This idea of trying to manipulate the party constitution to please some people will not augur well for the party. It will only help to destroy the party on the long run”, it warned.
The PDP Youth Vanguard has, however, advised the party National Chairman to play a fatherly role in the forthcoming governorship primary.