Nasarawa PDP Fielded Hon. Orogu Despite The Inconclusive Party Primaries By Rabiu Omaku, Lafia
Despite the inconclusive primaries of members of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly from Keana constituency ,The PDP went ahead and announced Hon. Francis Orogu as the substantive winner of the primaries.
The long awaited primary election has been short-changed by some movers and shakers of the party including the state executive of the PDP.
Universalreporters247.com feelers maintained that Hon. Francis Orogu has since been endorsed as an anointed contender after polling 29 votes each with his opponent.
A competent source unveiled that chieftain of the party in the state persuaded the elder brother of Orogu’s rival to forget the re-run which was scheduled after the governorship primaries in the state.
While unconfirmed source unravelled that noncompliance to the power that be may presaged doom to the family of Abu Giza who are beneficiaries of the PDP government at the helms of affairs.
The two political rivals polled 29 votes remaining one of the delegate who was not present at the venue of the party primaries was also lured to vote in favored of the incumbent lawmaker Francis Orogu, But the attempt failed.
Grapevine cross the state unfolded that the state governor who not a member of the PDP was alleged of having special interest of making sure that Francis Orogu, An antagonist to the chief executive did not return to the hallow chamber of the House.
Universal reporters gathered the two contenders from Keana constituency dole out not less than N300,000 to delegates during the state Assembly primary election to their way.
In spite of the plead made by the state party chairman, Chief Yunana Iliya to the party to accord automatic ticket to the present crop of lawmakers for their resilience and commitment in piloting the affairs of the state the party resisted the attempt.
The PDP is standing to lose Keana constituency to the APC if the internal wrangling were not resolved, some supporters of PDP who spoke to universalreporters247.com are threatening to embark on protest vote if the positions of the power that be supersede voice of the people. Only time shall tell.
The state chairman of the party, Yunana Iliya, it could be recalled applauded the estranged member of his slender victory, He stated this during the presentation of party flag to the gubernatorial candidate held at the party secretariat last week.
“Honorable Orogu you are welcome to our mist after your struggle to secure the House of Assembly ticket” Said Iliya.