The Rivers State Publicity Secretary of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Darlington Oji, has disclosed that the electioneering campaign of the party for the forthcoming general elections will be issue-based and devoid of name-calling and back-biting, even as he applauded the federal High Court judgement of last Monday which nullified the direct and indirect primary elections conducted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The implication of the judgement is that the APC has no candidates for all political positions for the elections unless the judgement is upturned by the Appeal Court before the elections.
Reacting to the development in a telephone interview with The Tide in Port Harcourt, Mr Oji said the judgement was a victory against political tyranny, as it had proved that at all times; the will of the people must prevail.
Describing it as a landmark judgement, the PDP image maker said it had further proved that Nigerians still have hope in the judiciary and that the tenets and principles of democracy override every other interest.
He said the judgement had gone a long way to reduce political tension in the state, adding that it has paved the way for the ruling PDP to comfortably take and present Governor Nyesom Wike’s scorecard to the 23 local government areas of the state.
Oji, who said that Governor Wike had a social contract with the people of the state, indicated that the Governor had within the past three and half years proved capacity and commitment to governance.
He further hinted that the electioneering campaign of the party for the elections would strictly dwell on issues, stressing that the party’s campaign train would cover two local government areas each day, beginning with Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt City Local Government Areas.