Anambra Guber: Paid Agents Working To Stop PDP…Nwobu
Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra says some people within the party were working hard to stop it from having a candidate in the Nov. 6 governorship election in the state.
Nwobu said this in a news conference at the PDP Secretariat in Awka, the Anambra capital.
He said the ‘political merchants’ and ‘paid agents’ also tried to destabilise the party through the courts to sack his leadership.
Recall that The Court of Appeal on July 30 voided the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory which sacked the Executive Council of the PDP in Anambra.
The appellate court upheld the separate appeals that were brought before it by the PDP and Uchenna Obiora respectively and held that the trial court lacked jurisdiction to hear the suit.
Nwobu said the Appellate Court ruling had put to rest the issue of leadership of PDP in Anambra while thanking judiciary, PDP Board of Trustees, party faithful and the entire people of Anambra for standing by them.
He commended the judiciary from saving the party from detractors while assuring that the party was now more united and determined to pursue the election with greater vigour.
According to Nwobu, you will agree with me that our party, the PDP has been passing through turbulent times in Anambra, this is occasion by some disgruntled elements who’s stock in trade is political merchandising.
“These paid agents’ efforts are geared towards truncating the efforts of the PDP to actualise power in the state. The nefarious activities of these elements is something they have perfected as a way of life since 2002.
“To the glory of God, this leadership which came into place about four years ago, has greatly whittled down their efforts but be that as it may, they have not changed their ways.
“Their effort to use the judiciary to emasculate the party and its chances this time towards achieving power, has been once more curtailed through the instrumentality of the judiciary.
“The Appeal Court in Abuja on July 30 was resounding in condemning the order of an Abuja High Court which got entangled in matters outside territorial jurisdiction,” he said.
Nwobu said the party was now one and would do everything possible to achieve victory for its candidate at the polls.
On the gail of defections hitting PDP, Nwobu said the party would do all that was possible to ensure genuine members remained in the party while appropriate sanctions would be taken against unrepentant mischiefs.
He described the crisis at the national leadership as a domestic misunderstanding which would be resolved without a major crack in the party.
“I Want to assure all of our determination to join forces with the candidate of the party, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, he has our complete and comprehensive support,” he said.