Aspirants contesting for the Delta State House of Assembly primary under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), this Saturday, have raised the alarm over the exorbitant fees being charged by delegates in order to vote for them at the election.
Investigation revealed that the unwholesome act of the delegates was presently causing ripples within the PDP fold especially in Warri, Ughelli and Sapele.
Further investigation revealed that some greedy delegates saw the primary as an opportunity to enrich themselves and marry more wives.
Two of the aspirants who did not want their names in print decried the force being applied by delegates who, at times, vowed that they would fail woefully at the primary if they don’t comply.
The aspirants complained bitterly that they had already given out huge sums of money to the delegates who were worrying them daily to bring more money.
Consequently, some aspirants have called for the intervention of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, PDP State chairman and local government chairman to find a lasting solution to the quagmire before Saturday’s primary.
“We are tired of the attitude of some of the delegates, whose aim and objectives are to disorganise the primary so that our political opponent will give PDP a bad name,” stressed the embittered aspirants.
Meanwhile, there is ethnic rivalry between Urhobo and Itsekiri in Warri over who should be delegates at the Saturday’s primary.
The Urhobos have vowed to resist any imposition of Itsekiri in their area, especially in Okere, Okumagba and other areas known to be Urhobo areas.