by Tunde Ogunmola
Anambra state governorship hopeful, Sen. Stella Oduah, is threatening to withdraw from Anambra Governorship race, as she alleges irregularities and sabotage in her party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the race to the primary election begins.
Oduah made this known yesterday, while poking holes in the Ward congress of her party, held on Wednesday to elect three delegates per ward for the party’s governorship primaries.
“The exercise violated all known principles of democratic practice. Several complaints have continued to trail the exercise as most party faithfuls are disgruntled and agitated,’’ Oduah said.
She reiterated that she had petitioned the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, over the matter, and threatened to withdraw from the primary if the party failed to address the problem.“Based on the above, I wrote to notify the chairman of my protest and intention to withdraw from the 2017 gubernatorial primaries in Anambra if the party fails to address the issues presented.This is because the approach employed for the party primary is not aimed at winning the election.
“The implication of this is to subject loyal party faithful to stressful and rancorous primary to weaken and sap the strength of candidate that will emerge from the exercise.“t should be recalled that this has been the reason our party has been losing gubernatorial elections in Anambra,’’ she said.
Sen. Oduah claimed that it was only her and a few other members of the party in the state that remained steadfast during the turbulent period in the party, that led to litigations at the national level.