PDP candidate warns against name substitution
The PDP senatorial candidate for Ondo North Senatorial District of Ondo State, Olusegun PhilipsAlonge, has warned the party’s leadership in the state against substituting his name on the list to be presented to INEC for the 2019 general elections.
Alonge, who gave this warning in a statement in Abuja yesterday, said he was surprised that the state PDP chairman, Clement Faboyede, could contemplate the idea of substituting his name for an aspirant that was defeated in the primary election.
“The issue of name substitution started like a rumour after I had won the primary with 339 votes while Tokunbo Modupe and Saka Lawal scored 280 and 94 votes respectively. All frantic efforts so far made to reach out to the state party chairman have been rebuffed. It is most regrettable that Engr. Clement Faboyede has refused to pick my several calls since the rumour of name substitution began,” he said.
Alonge said he was prepared to use all legal means to guard his mandate, noting that the state party chairman is expected to play the role of an unbiased arbiter, unifier and a major bridge builder in the processes leading to 2019 general elections and refrain from any act of injustice and inequality capable of making the electorates to lose faith in the party.
Alonge also drew the attention of the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and other members of the National Working Committee of the party to the matter.