The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State on Wednesday presented flags to the party’s chairmanship candidates for the March 6, 2021, local government elections in the state.
The presentation of the party’s flags which held at the PDP State Secretariat in Asaba, was performed in observance of Covid-19 directive on public gatherings.
A full statement by the State PDP Publicity Secretary, Dr Ifeanyi Osuoza reads below.
The Delta State PDP has successfully performed the Campaign flag-off/flag handing ceremony to our flag-bearers for the March 6, 2021, Local Government elections.
The low key but very proper and impressive ceremony took place on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at the PDP State Secretariat, Asaba, and in line with Covid-19 directives on crowd control, those who attended the ceremony were only the endorsed Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship candidates, the LGA Party Chairmen and three (3) other members of the Party from each Local Government Area.
All Covid-19 protocols, including the compulsory wearing of facemasks and proper social distancing were fully enforced and maintained during the flag-off/flag handing ceremony.
The party leadership also directed that following the unexpected outbreak of a second wave of Coronavirus pandemic and the disturbing rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, all flag-bearers should conduct their comprehensive grassroots-based campaigns at the Ward and Unit levels of each LGA only and must ensure that all mandated Covid 19 guidelines and protocols are strictly observed in the course of their Campaigns.
This is to avoid any potential community spread of COVID-19, which can be easily aggravated by attracting and mobilizing large crowds and gatherings usually associated with political rallies and Campaigns of this nature.
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