The Plateau State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to ensure that, it conducted a smooth, free and fair by-election in the state Southern Senatorial Zone come October, 31.
The State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Yakubu Chocho, said this during a chat with reporters at the party secretariat along Yakubu Gowon Way, Jos.
According to him: “we are happy that INEC has fixed Oct 31 for the by-election which we are well prepared and optimistic of victory.
“All we expect from INEC is seriousness and the offer of a level playing ground for all political parties and their candidates for smooth conduct and success of the by-election.”
Chocho also called on the Plateau State Government to ensure that the security operatives would be open to all parties involved for a smooth conduct of the by-election
He disclosed that mobilisation and campaigns had commenced in earnest to ensure total victory for the PDP.
The chairman also disclosed that the recent extension of the tenure of his Caretaker Committee was a plus to the party’s preparedness and determination to ensure victory at the by-election.
“We are happy that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the dear party on Thursday, Aug. 13 extended our tenure toward executing that assignment and the conduct of our state Congress.
“The good thing working for the PDP in Plateau is that we are one family, who are working hard and relentlessly to ensure that we conduct a peaceful State Congress and for victory at the Oct. 31 by-election, ” he assured.
According to him, the caretaker Committee would soon be meeting with all aspirants for the Plateau South Senatorial seat to ensure that a credible and acceptable candidate emerges.
He called on all PDP members and supporters to give his committee the desired support and cooperation for it to succeed in the tasks ahead.