By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The National Chairman of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Chief Okey Nwosu has said that it would be a great injustice and deservice to Anambra and Nigeria’s electoral process, if the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA); the All Progressive Congress (APC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) participate in the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State.
Addressing journalists in Awka, Nwosu called on Anambra electorate not to vote for any of the three parties, describing them as failures.
According to him, the political parties have displayed gross indiscipline and leadership deficit in their processes of conducting primary elections of their different political parties.
He insisted that the indiscpline in the aforementioned parties have made them unfit both in the eyes of the law and citizens of the state to participate in the process.
Nwosu said, “Everybody in Anambra and Nigeria are witness to what happened in Anambra as far as the primaries of APGA, APC and PDP are concerned. These three political parties have shown gross indiscipline and leadership deficits, which manifested in the ways they conducted their party primaries ahead of the forthcoming November 6 governorship election in Anambra.
“Going by records, these three political parties should not participate in the process. What happened in APC primary was an ambush. The party opted for a direct primary; but at the end of the day, a candidate emerged without anything like primary taking place anywhere. This is a violation of the APC Constitution and the Electoral Act.
“For APGA, up till today, the party still has three factions; producing three candidates through three different processes. Apart from going contrary to APGA Constitution, APGA also went against the Electoral Act in the conduct of it’s primaries. So, INEC was right when it said that there was no clear congress that produced delegates for APGA primary.
“For PDP, the story is the same. Every day, the party continues to change techniques of doing their primaries. Today, it will say adhoc delegate; tomorrow, super delegates; the next, nominal delegates. As far as we are concerned, the only party that followed due process in selecting its candidate for the Anambra guber is the ADC.”
While saying that ADC is the next political party coming to rescue Anambra state as the third force, the National Chairman noted that if by November 6, Anambra people favoured ADC by electing the ADC candidate, the state would enjoy the best leadership since its creation.