A group within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP National Volunteer Front, has called on the national caretaker chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi to cancel the recently held primary election of the party in Anambra State over irregularities.
The National Marshal of the front, Engr Emmanuel Nwosu, in a press briefing in Awka on Wednesday said failure to do so and conduct a more credible primary election or placate aggrieved aspirants of the party will mean losing the election from the onset.
Nwosu said the primary election was marred by irregularities that first emanated from a flawed ward congress, which he said failed to elect the constitutional three delegates per ward in over 90 percent of the 326 wards of the state.
“We are saddened by the process that led to that primary election. We are also worried that the aspirants on the party’s platform withdrew in droves in protest, and the ones that participated in the election also saw the flawed process and complained bitterly.
“We want to state here as members of the party that their grievances are well founded, and we call on the national leadership to address this injustice and offer redress to their complains.
“On our own, we will engage the state caretaker committee to ensure that justice is done for everyone, and if they fail to heed the advice, we will ensure that PDP is not made a laughing stock. But we hope that the national leadership will address the matter.”
He added that the party will be losing the election by going into it with a divided house as some of its members may decide to work against the party to pay it in the same coin.
Mr Oseloka Obaze was on Monday elected by delegates of the PDP to fly the party’s flag for the Anambra governorship election amid protest over the flawed delegates list.