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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has read the riot acts to its members, leaders and governorship aspirants in Ondo state, as the state prepares for October 10, 2020 election.
The main opposition party in a Press Statement signed by its Ondo state Media and Publicity Unit, specifically frowned at attitudes of some aspirants who are fond of running down co-contestants.
According to the PDP, aspirants and members should unite themselves and not the constant battle to malign one another across multiple internal sentiments that will guaranty no victory.
Read the full text of the statement below;
ONDO ELECTIONS 2020: A JOINT ASPIRATION OF ALL MEMBERS
Our party parades an array of eminently qualified aspirants all jostling for the opportunity to represent all of us as _candidate_ in the upcoming gubernatorial election in October. From the young to the old, the bold to the hero, we are indeed well arrayed at the front of the line in this battle to win.
It is however important to stress the fact that, while only one of them would emerge as candidate of the party, all of us (as members) are *co-aspirants* in this matter. While our aspirations may be different, it is however mutually *inclusive and dependent* on the desire of our gubernatorial aspirant to clinch our mandate as candidate.
There are many members whose desire is to be Commissioners, Special Advisers, Special Assistant, Board Members, Local government chairmen etc who will never be if we lose the elections.
So, while our leaders are working to clinch the ticket of the party, they must realize that UNITING THE PARTY is the best guaranty of statewide support and not the constant battle to malign each other and to divide us across multiple internal sentiments that would guaranty no victory.
All members of the party also hold it a responsibility to themselves and others to ensure that we keep promoting those things that unites us. I want to win this election badly because my future aspirations are tied to our victory.
I appeal to everybody to please minimize the issues that divides us and maximize those that unite. It is now the responsibility of our aspirants to do all they can to ensure we win.
Finally, let us all realize that any problems we create now would have to be dealt with in the future; costing us money, time and energy.
Together, we will win!
PDP! _Power to the People_
This Message is from the Directorate of Media and Publicity, PDP.