The Working and Executive committees of the Peoples Democratic Party in our dear state have said and will continue to hold that all candidates of our party for the 2019 elections will emerge from credible nomination processes that will avail equal opportunities to all aspirants.
The endorsement of political groups are external to the party and therefore has no binding effect whatsoever on the nomination processes. However, the State Caucus of the Party had previously endorsed the Governor to run for a second term. Despite this endorsement,all constitutional(party) processes will be followed in the emergence of all candidates of the party.
This has been and will continue to be the disposition of our party . I have received several calls on this subject, quoting some news sources as reporting that those interested in the Governorship ticket under our party should forget it, as an automatic ticket has been given to the Governor. I have never said so impliedly or expressly. I have reached out to the authors of the said articles and demanded an immediate retraction of same.
Our party members are encouraged to continue with their consultations in preparation for the nomination exercises.
Comrade Ini Ememobong, ANIPR
State Publicity Secretary
Peoples Democratic Party
Akwa Ibom State