….threaten to call out names if the party stakeholders involved don’t stop the “trade of conscience”
Few weeks to the much-anticipated PDP primaries, 2023.ng reliably gathered that some party leaders within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency are already in last minute “trade of conscience”.
Information available to 2023.ng has it that some PDP stakeholders in Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency of Kogi State are already neck-deep in the art of selling “assurances” to aspirants that are willing to offer money.
This development is indeed regarded as one of the reasons why the Ogori Magongo axis of the Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency has failed itself in time-past.
This time around, the constituents who are supporters of the PDP and are in favour of the Ogori Magongo axis winning the Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency seat in 2023, seem to have formed a common front and are now threatening to name and shame any leader who sells his or her conscience for any reason henceforth.
A constituent from Ogori community, Joseph Ajayi, told 2023.ng that while Ogori Magongo is fully ready to win the Okene/Ogori Magongo seat for the first time in the history of the Federal Constituency, there are however developments within the PDP in the Ogori Magongo Local Government in which some party stakeholders are going about extorting money from any willing aspirant, with a promise to deliver party nomination to the person.
Another constituent from the Magongo community, Sarah Ayo, threatened that if the Ogori Magongo PDP leaders don’t stop their “trade of conscience”, that she will have no other option than to commence “naming names” with a bid to publicly shame such party stakeholders.
Sarah Ayo said this while showing 2023.ng correspondents her membership card as proof that she is a card-carrying member of the PDP and that she is fully involved in the politics of the Federal Constituency.
Findings by 2023.ng showed that a certain Captain Timi Iyela from the Ogori Magongo axis of the constituency is the leading aspirant to clinch the PDP ticket as especially the Okene PDP leaders are strongly behind his “New and Better” campaign which the aspirant and his campaign managers say is about “giving the Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal Constituency a better life and a better federal representation.”