A youth leader and ardent believer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Comr. Benjamin Izoukumo has described the
recent political happenings in his ward 10 as a jerk and a mockery on the nation’s democracy.
It was learnt that Benjamin was making moves to serve the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at his ward level, ward 10 in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State but was not allowed to see it coming to pass as it has been alleged that status quo should remain the same
from superior authorities in the party.
The youth leader described the development as a democratic terrorism, stressing that the party had continued to take his loyalty and that of other youths for granted.
He maintained that if the party do not reverse the status quo should remain the same arrangement, he foresee a gloomy and very bleak future for the Peoples Democratic Party in ward 10.
Izoukumo made his position known to newsmen yesterday via a statement he personally signed and issued to newsmen in Warri, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
The statement read in full below
DEMOCRATS, IS A JERK
A few days ago, my party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 10, in Burutu Local Government Area, made a jerk out of democracy.
One is not farfetched if the act is likened as democratic terrorism trying to reconstruct the old paths.
I am perplexed also because democracy under democrats has become a jerk in a Ward; the youth’s contributions have stabilized the polity.
As a young man, I have been loyal, and I have contributed my quota to the stability of the PDP.
But I outrightly condemn in the strongest possible terms of the decision for some PDP stakeholders in not promoting internal democracy.
Why the decision of them to maintain the status quo, in my candid opinion, is irresponsible, selfish, and an indication that stakeholders and leaders of the party in Ward 10 do not want the youth to grow.
Some of these people do not even know how elections are won, yet they are given these offices.
In any responsible democratic culture, some of them ought to have resigned from partisan politics or become benchwarmers. Yet, they make the youth to be the benchwarmers.
I foresee a sad electoral future for the PDP in Ward 10 if the decision is not rescinded to accommodate the overall wish of the people.
Democracy thrives when people are allowed to prove their capacity, not to be benchwarmers or second class fiddle for some people the youth-led into politics.
I, therefore, conclude this statement by urging all stakeholders and leaders to rescind their decision and call on a fresh Ward Congress in Ward 10, which will represent the overall interest of the people and avert a bleak electoral future.