Ondo PDP shifts congress
By Jubril Bada
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ondo State chapter has postponed its state congress scheduled for yesterday by two weeks in compliance with the state government directive against social or political gathering to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
The congress which was earlier been fixed for April 4 was shifted back to March 24 (yesterday) .
The party had last Saturday and March 7 conducted its local government and ward congresses respectively to produce its executives who will lead the affairs of the party at the council and ward levels for the next four years.
In a statement issued by its State Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Zadok Akintoye said the postponement was in line with the party’s principle of strict adherence to the rule of law and obedience to government regulations.
The cancelation of the party’s planned congress, according to the statement said it took deep cognizance of the ravaging danger the COVID 19 virus pandemic posed to the people and had made all arrangements for strict adherence to international standards for mitigating its spread.
It stated: “Based on the order and instruction of the Ondo State Government and its directive banning all social gatherings, we hereby announce the postponement of our State Congress scheduled for Tuesday 24 for 14 days in line with the instruction of the State Government.
“Our party shall engage the Ondo State Government in discussions to find a way around resolving this issue”
The party advised all its members in state are to remain in their respective locations in line with the directive of government.
It also enjoined all citizens to remain law abiding and respect the directive of government and work collectively towards mitigating the spread of the disease.