Anambra PDP Aspirants Botched 3-man Adhoc Delegates Election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants for National and State House of Assembly in Anambra have protested the inability of the party to conduct election for 3-man adhoc delegates in the state.
The aspirants who addressed the media at the party Secretariat, Awka on Wednesday expressed worries that the party may not produce candidates in the 2023 general election.
Mr Onyebuchi Offor, leader of the group who read the Communique signed by no fever than 70 concerned aspirants called on the National Working Committee of PDP to intervene and spare the party from electoral doom in the state.
They urged the party to conduct the botched delegates election on or before May 5 or allow the existing ward and local government executive to conduct the exercise.
“We note with pain and dismay the inability of Jibrin Ahmed led committee to conduct the 3 man ad-hoc Delegate election that was to hold on April 30 but was rescheduled to May 1 due to unavailability of original result sheets.
“We passionately call on the National leadership of our great party PDP to
expeditiously repeat the botched exercise on Thursday, May 5 so as not to jeopardise our chances in the 2023 elections.
“Or in the event of exigency of time, the already existing ward and LGA executives can go ahead to conduct the primaries.
“The same committee for the repeat 3 Ad Hoc Congress, could equally
be mandated to conduct the National delegate elections the next day,” he said.
The aspirants said they reaffirmed their resolution in a meeting with the panel set up by the national leadership of the party headed by H.E. Arapaja in a meeting held in April 26 where they agreed that Anambra congresses should be concluded.
They urged the national leadership of the party to do the needful in Anambra to enable the state leadership of the party to lead their campaigns in the forthcoming general elections and in the interest of peace.
“We reaffirm our confidence in the leadership of our great party and trust their ability to lead us to victory in the forthcoming general elections,” he said.