2023: PDP Governorship aspirant demands refund of nomination fee
Written by on May 25, 2022
A PDP member, Amb. Wilfred Bonse, has withdrawn from contesting the 2023 governorship election in Cross River, asking the party to refund the N21 million used to purchase forms.
Bonse in an interview with the newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, linked his demand to “unfair treatment” from the party to deny him participating in the forthcoming governorship primary in Cross River.
According to an official of the party, the fee for nomination and expression of interest forms are non refundable.
Bonse said that the party had refused to disqualify or clear him to contest in the forthcoming party’s primary election which was schedule for Wednesday.
He disclosed that he would be seeking his ambition on other more “commodious political party platform”.
Bonse added that he had also made his request known in a letter and submitted to the National Chairman, PDP, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, which was received, acknowledged at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja.
In the letter which was sighted by newsmen, Tittled “Notice of Withdrawal of Interest to Participate in the Governorship Primaries of Cross River State”.
He noted that he was withdrawing to contest the election on the platform of another party, as all avenues to seek justice in PDP proved abortive in an obvious attempt to deny him participation in the primary.