The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday advised aspirants for September 22 governorship election in Osun to start selling their agenda to party members.
National Organising Secretary of the party, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd) gave the advice when an aspirant, Mr Adejare Bello, collected nomination and expression of interest form at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Akobundu told the aspirants to go to the delegates to test their popularity, saying that the party’s leadership, as an unbiased umpire, would provide level playing-field to all aspirants.
“This, we have demonstrated during the just-concluded congresses in places where there was no preferred candidate.
“We promise, as a covenant that we have taken, there will be no impunity and imposition of candidate.
“Our appeal to you and other aspirants that will come is to go and demonstrate your popularity to the people of Osun,” he said.
He urged Bello, who was the first aspirant to obtain the party’s form for the primary election, to be ready to accept the outcome of the primary as a winner must emerge to be the party’s candidate.
“I appeal that if you lose, you should demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship to embrace defeat.
“Vying for a position is a matter of destiny; whatever comes, take it in good faith.
“At the end, you should know that if anybody wins, the party was not there to impose any candidate; therefore aspirants should take it in good faith. There will be no victor no vanquish,” Akobundu said.