The Cross River State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ntufam Edim Inok Edim, has ruled out zoning for aspirants in the state seeking tickets of the party for National Assembly seats in 2019.
He said all the aspirants should go to the field and test their capacity and popularity in the party primary.
Edim stated this while receiving the House of Representatives aspirant for the Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency, Rt Hon. Daniel Asuquo a.k.a. Dansuki, at the party secretariat in Calabar.
Dansuki had stormed the secretariat with his teeming supporters to submit his form to enable him participate in the forthcoming party primary and main election next year.
Speaking during the occasion, Edim said “Federal election is beyond zoning. As a party, we will provide a level playing field for all aspirants. They should go to the field and test their capacity. The victory of every aspirant lies in the hands of the delegates. If Dansuki has done all those projects he said he has done, then the delegates should vote accordingly. I want a candidate that will defeat the opposition.”
Edim further stated that “the aspirant is our friend. Dansuki is a household name. What we have seen today is what we have been praying for. If we didn't have people with capacity, PDP would have been dead. We want people with deep pockets.”
He explained that his party would remain dominant in the state, saying people with capacity and deep pockets were the standard bearers of the party during elections.
Dansuki had reeled out his scorecard at the secretariat and said he had executed projects in all the 21 wards of the Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency and employed his constituents in the 21 wards.