Thursday, 30 August 2018

Agara Picks PDP Data Form, Says Journey To Senate Has Begun


BARISTER Chris Agara, the foremost  aspirant to the post of Senator representing the Central Senatorial district of Cross River State  on Wednesday stormed the People's Democratic Party, PDP,  secretariat in the state to  pick the Data Form.

Agara who was accompanied by a large crowd and prominent political figures in the central district of the state said his respect for the party which is supreme has made him to constantly visit the secretariat to confer and seek for advice from the executive of the party whom he referred to as 'fathers'.

'I have come to seek your blessings because I recognise you as my father that is why I want to start the journey here. Some people may undermine the party but to me, party is supreme and I have to accord it my abeyance at all times".

Barrister Agara said with the flag off of  electioneering  activities , the journey has begun and he accordingly has to kick start his process to become the Senator representing the central in the red chamber in 2019 by obtaining the Data form.

"I am here to pick the Data form that will enable me provide information about myself that qualifies me to represent the central senatorial district of the state and I believe you as my father will give me the blessing to proceed".

He bought the form at the stipulated cost of 800.000 naira and made an additional donation to the party of 2000,000 naira.
Ntufam Inok Edim, the State Chairman of the party said the party is obligated to allow people to contest election on tits platform but would not give its tickets to facebook aspirants who do not have the capacity to make impact in the field.

"There are politicians with deep pockets on the other side so we will not hand our  tickets to obscure aspirants who only campaign on facebook without the needed leverage to make impact in the field because we do not want  to lose any  of our seats".

The party chairman said the party will always stand by the candidate who has capacity and the office of Senator is a veritable position which the person occupying it can use to impact on the lives of the people as such the party will not toy with it.

He said there is no automatic ticket for anyone be it  incumbents who seek re-election or new aspirants as everyone will have to go through due  process before  getting the ticket which would only be won in the field during primaries.

"It is in the midst of many aspirants and through primaries that we know who has capacity and our tickets would be won in the field by deserving aspirants  during primaries" Edim concluded.