By Yemi Adebowale
In less than 24 hours of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party’s decision to postpone the Kogi state governorship primary earlier scheduled to hold on Thursday, the social media experienced a total meltdown as active party supporters on Twitter and Facebook expressed their opinions against the postponement.
The postponement, according to a statement by the party’s spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, is due to some logistic issues pertaining to the exercise.
“The NWC has approved a new date of Monday, September 14, 2015 for the primary election and directs all members to be guided by this,” the statement said.
#PDPKogi trended on Twitter the whole day. A pro Idris Wada campaign flier attached below dominated the hashtag.
BREAKING TIMES presents some of the top tweets that featured prominently on the hashtag.
PDP should not risk losing Kogi State by allowing itself to be intimidated by people who can’t win a free and fair party primary. #PDPKogi
— RADICAL OF THE 5% (@RadicalYouthMan) September 10, 2015
Is it by accident that Wada’s name has never popped up in any EFCC or ICPC fraud investigation? Integrity counts! #PDPKogi
— Kayode Sesan (@LordPuzo) September 10, 2015
I was misled like many others about development in Kogi. But I watched a documentary on Kogi and my opinion on Wada changed #PDPKogi
— Don Maverick (@Marvinog) September 10, 2015
PDP should allow the gubernatorial primaries to go on as planned. Wada has shown he can beat others in a free and fair primary #PDPKogi
— OchinanWata 1 (@mr_ochonogor) September 10, 2015
— Kayode Jason (@KayodeJason) September 10, 2015
If God be for Wada who can be against him? #PDPKogi
— #KogiDecides (@Inside_Kogi) September 10, 2015
Alongside consistency & consolidation, Wada candidature is what PDP needs now! Without him we cannot win, with him we cannot fail #PDPKogi
— #LetsWinWithWada (@ProjectWISE2015) September 10, 2015
The Logic that if Wada should win the Primaries in Kogi will make PDP lose out in the coming Elections is illogical #PDPKogi
— TOBO Foundation (@TaiwoTobo) September 10, 2015
— #AdvanceKogi (@ThisIsWada) September 10, 2015