The original foundation members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa State made a clean sweep of the local government area congresses, which were successfully held throughout the state on Thursday, reports reaching The Eagle Online said.
A most revealing aspect of the congresses, according to an insider, is that beside the very large turn-out recorded all over the state is the overwhelming defeat of the candidates from the camp of the state Governor, Alhaji Governor Murtala Nyako.
Those in Nyako’s camp were initially members of the All Nigeria Peoples Party.
The party had suffered a series of crises following the alienation of the original PDP members from the party’s platform by the actions of the governor, who was accused of showing preference for his fellow travelers from the ANPP.
The first-ever congresses have attracted a massive and enthusiastic following by party members who have clamoured for the opportunity to choose their leaders, sources told The Eagle Online.
The local government congresses were monitored by the party headquarters and the Independent National Electoral Commission in fulfillment of statutory requirements.