From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
As preparation for party primaries among all political parties across the country for the 2019 general elections heats up, the Forum of Okun Youth in the western senatorial district of Kogi state has called on the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to provide level play ground for aspirants seeking to contest on the platform of the party.
The National Chairman of the Forum, Comrade Omosona condemned the purported endorsement of Senator Smart Adeyemi by the APC leaders in Kogi -west at its recent stakeholders meeting as the preferred candidate to run for the senatorial seat come February 2019 above others, and appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to urgently come out with his position on the purported undemocratic arrangement to clear the conflicting signals being portrayed to aspirants and party faithfuls in order to douse the confusion before it is too late.
He explained that the morale of APC supporters in the state is currently being demoralized by this preferred candidates arrangement by powers that be stressing that the present political situation in Kogi west has equally rendered the entire process of reconciliation among aggrieved members of the party a nullity.
” It will give the opposition a leeway to take undue advantage of our party, if not addressed
” The National Secretariat of our party as a matter of urgent public importance should wade into this ugly development before it gets out of hand ” the chairman further appealed.