By Jude Atupulazi
The immediate past Anambra State Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Nnamdi Nwangwu, has refuted reports that some party chieftains are moving the party structure to another party.
While speaking to journalists in Awka last Monday, July 26, Nwangwu rubbished claims that the party was planning to transfer her structure and election campaign formation to another political party.
Nwangwu assured that the party leadership was confident that the party’s standard-bearer’s name for the November 6 governorship election would be published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and said efforts were in top gear to clear the judicial impediments.
‘The Electoral Act is clear on the issue of who is expected to conduct primaries for the governorship aspirants in political parties. It is the constitutional responsibility of the National Working Committee (NWC) to do that,’ Chief Nwangwu said.
He noted that the primary that produced Mr Valentine Ozigbo as PDP’s candidate was conducted by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, with most of the aspirants who genuinely contested alongside the elected candidate, congratulating him.
‘PDP has no issue as to who is the National Chairman of our party and that is why it has become incumbent to advise mischief makers not to confuse the PDP issue with that of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) crisis that borders on the national leadership of the party,’ Nwangwu pointed out.
In the same vein, a PDP chieftain from Ihiala Local Government Area, Sir Justin Igbodika, assured the support of the rank and file of the party for Valentine Ozigbo, the PDP candidate.
Sir Igbodika, who is a member of a pressure group within PDP, the Home-Based Political Family, stated that their group was already deepening its base, mobilising, and getting set to work with the campaign team once the election umpire announced the commencement date for campaigns.
He assured the teeming members of PDP in the state and the good people of Anambra State that everything was under control and that there was no cause for alarm over the candidature of Mr Ozigbo.