Damilola Aina, Abuja
Daily Courier – Senate minority leader and PDP Abia gubernatorial candidate Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has sounded a note of warning to PDP NWC and its Executive against grappling with self-inflicted problems that could lead to a major destructive implosion of the party in Abia State.
In a press briefing with journalists at the PDP headquarters, the minority leader in company of other party aspirants warned against obvious manipulation by a tiny segment of the Abia State Executive members of the party to yield plots at subverting the democratic process, which is geared towards achieving a predetermined goal of imposition of delegates at all levels.
This is coming on the heels of controversy over the conduct of a three-man delegate congress cancelled by a court order.
“We are therefore here in our party’s Abuja National headquarters to alert the party and the Nigerian public of this ugly development, which if not stopped could spell doom for the party ahead of the 2023 general election not only in Abia State but in the South East as a whole.
“Taking our people for granted by subverting their wish and aspirations with a blatant concoctment of what never happened is the height of impunity that we all must resist, particularly the National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party.
The delegation, therefore, urged the NWC to use ONLY STATUTORY (AUTOMATIC) delegates for the forthcoming primaries to avoid a looming disaster for all our aspirants at all levels in Abia State.
Daily Courier reports that stakeholders who signed the statement include: Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe ( governorship aspirant); Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu ( governorship aspirant); former Chairman of PDP, Senator Emma Nwaka (governorship aspirant); and member representing Ukwa East and South federal constituency, Hon Uzoma Nkem Abonta (House of Representative’s spirant).
Others are son of former Deputy Governor, and governorship aspirant, Enyinna Nwafor; former Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Dr Sampson Orji ( governorship aspirant);
Chief Ncheta Omerekpe ( governorship aspirant); Dr Chima Anyaso (gubernatorial aspirant); and Secretary of PDP in the state, David Iro.