By Ogechi Okorie
Governor Samuel Ortom has charged members of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) electoral panels for the House of Assembly and that of Representatives primaries to be firm but ensure that the process is free, fair and transparent.
According to the statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, the Governor gave the charge while addressing members of the legislative panels, made up of principally Government appointees at the PDP State Secretariat in Makurdi.
The primary elections into the State and House of Representatives is scheduled to hold on Sunday 22 May, 2022 across the state.
The Governor maintained that conducting a transparent, free and fair primaries would give all the aspirants a sense of belonging and galvanize the position of the party in winning the general elections.
He tasked them to work closely with security operatives to ensure that only delegates were allowed into the venue of the primaries to avoid any thing that would compromise the credibility of the process.
Earlier, the state chairman of the party Sir John Ngbede said members of the panels were carefully selected in line with the provisions of the electoral Act.