ILORIN – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara yesterday declared that its botched December 5 governorship primary had reunited members of the party into a stronger family.
Dr Rex Olawoye, the State Publicity Secretary of the party, said this in a statement issued at the end of the executive members’ meeting in Ilorin.
He said the meeting was called primarily to consider all factors that led to the failure of the exercise.
The two-page statement was signed by Olawoye, copy of which was made available to  newsmen.
“It is important to let the public, party members and supporters know that in spite of the rancour, there is no division in our party,” Olawoye said.
He said that what happened was expected of a party where people of intellect, weight and competence existed to compete for just one position.
“Ours is not new as many states in the federation experienced similar situation,” Olawoye said.
He said that where people of high caliber were competing for a post as it was with the PDP in Kwara, heat must surely be generated.
Olawoye, however, cautioned the opposition not to start jubilating over the issue, expressing confidence that the party would come out of the crisis stronger and better.
He said members of the state executive council of the party apologised to the party delegates, aspirants and its supporters for the inconvenience the aborted exercise had caused them.
Olawoye said the rescheduled primary would be conducted in an atmosphere of peace and transparency that would be devoid of shady deals.
The PDP spokesman said that the party executive would be fair to all aspirants and ensure free, fair and credible governorship primaries.