As Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) embarked on screening of its governorship aspirants on Monday, Oyo state governor and chairman of the screening committee, Seyin Makinde has been advised against succumbing to pressure from governors and other stakeholders.
The PDP South South Youth Vanguard gave this warning Sunday in Abuja.
Chairman of the vanguard, James Efe Akpofure, in a statement warned that all the aspirants should be allowed to participate in the forthcoming primary in Bayelsa state.
The group advised the party leadership and the Oyo state governor on the implication of disqualifying any of the aspirants.
They said doing so would create rancour and crisis in the family of PDP nationwide, adding that such development would send a wrong signal that PDP is not a united party.
The PDP youths said: “The governors, especially that of Bayelsa state should not be allowed to have his way.
“Allowing individual, no matter how highly placed to dictate the directive of this coming primary would not augur well and it would create division in the family of PDP.
“The Oyo state governor and chairman of the screening committee should not yield to any pressure from any quarters. He should know that others are watching the action and inaction of the party,” he said.
The group added that the era of playing godfather is over and the party (PDP) should understand that it is not the one in government at the federal level and as such, should be careful on its approach towards issues.
The group advised the screening committee to allow all the aspirants to achieve their aspiration by going into the field to fight it out.