Sen. Stella Oduah recently petitioned the Peoples Democratic Party’s chairman, Sen Ahmed Makarfi with a warning that she can withdraw from the Anambra guber race.
An aspirant in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra, Oduah has threatened to withdraw from the race, alleging irregularities in PDP’s build-up to the primary election.
According to her, as if the case of hijacking was not enough, the ultimate result of the ward congress which was submitted by the Secretary of the panel was switched for a doctored result.
“The exercise violated all known principles of democratic practice. Several complaints have continued to trail the exercise as most party faithful are disgruntled and agitated,’’ Oduah said.
“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 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.
“It should be recalled that this has been the reason our party has been losing gubernatorial elections in Anambra,’’ she said.