Prof Wale Oladipo, National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said on Wednesday that the party would play by the rules in the forthcoming governorship elections in Osun and Ekiti.
Oladipo told reporters in Osogbo, the party had no reason to manipulate elections because the decision on who to elect was in the hands of the people.
“The PDP has no hidden joker, but we have ensured that the party is in good stead to win the elections through one man, one vote.
“We have realised that it is important that true democracy starts from the party that is why we have embarked on reconciliation and fence mending after the primaries.
“We are canvassing, we are talking to people, we are not taking any party or group for granted,’’ Oladipo said.
He said that PDP members have been told to respect the rules guiding the elections.
“The electoral guidelines are there; it has been said loud and clear to PDP members that all should respect the rules guiding the election.
“We have no joker; we have put before the people candidates that they can identify with. We are putting forward candidates that are rooted with the people.
“The party is ready for these elections, our candidates have programmes and the party has manifestoes, that is why we are not beating drums of war’’, Oladipo said.
The PDP scribe said it was bad for any political figure to issue or say inciting statements ahead of elections.
“PDP is the only party that has never changed its name, its logo and its colours, we are the truly constant democratic party,’’ Oladipo said.
According to him the Vice President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo and other notable party stalwarts will lead the campaign trains of the party in the two states.