PDP May Drop Andy Uba, Tony Nwoye, Others – Shops For A Fresh Untainted Face

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Barely two days after a People’s Democratic Party,PDP-based pressure group under the aegis of Anambra Good Governance Torch(AGGT) led by Chief Brian Ojukwu-omenka raised alarm over what they described as massive injustice and fraud on which the parallel primaries of the party where Senator Andy Uba and his political son, Tony Nwoye emerged victorious were conducted last weekend, the party has indicated readiness to revisit the process.

Indications from the Wadata Plaza Headquarters of the party in Abuja, revealed that a lot of unsavory stories have continued to emerge as to what has bolstered Senator Uba’s seeming penchant to ridicule the party directives for fear of competing with others and losing, and also how Nwoye who was earlier thrown out as a result of his tax defaults suddenly got cleared and went ahead to clinch victory effortlessly, or so it seemed.

Party leaders in the country who were now privy to the details of the below the table acts from the two camps have voiced their individual disagreement with any move to present any of the two, as it would mean a smooth sail for the other opposition parties.

Also that it would be a big embarrassment for the party and the nation for a grade A state like Anambra to have someone who has skeleton in his cupboard as the flagbearer of the ruling PDP.

Chief Ojukwu-omenka noted that the opposing candidates from the two parallel factions of the party were a clear prelude to losing the governorship seat to a rival political party.

He said it was regrettable especially in the face of the below average performance of Peter Obi- led APGA administration which now force the outgoing governor into using all manner of gifts of rice, cash, cars and other subtle methods to pull a wool over the eyes of the citizens.

He said the AGGT urge the party secretariat into sanctioning Uba, Nwoye and another candidate- Nicholas Ukachukwu for using undemocratic methods in the two separate primaries. They were accused of cloning the delegates tags with which they smuggled in non-PDP members into the venue of the primary at the Dr Ekwueme Square in Awka.

A member of the G21 Group of the party in Anaocha LGA of the state, Dr Kenneth Azinge expressed concern that “Nwoye was found to have defaulted in the payment of his annual taxes, as at when due, and was consequently disqualified by the party’s screening panel. That it was amazing that all the boastings by his sponsors, backers and supporters that things must sway in their favor on the return of the Party chiefs that went on lesser hajj actually worked out accordingly.

He also accused most of the aspirants of using all manner of tactics alien to democracy- like the unleashing of various named campus cult groups to manipulate the primary processes and subdue opponents.

 

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  1. AKPUMEZUE OLIVER OGUEJIOFOR August 29, 2013 at 9:12 am -

    Why will PDP of all people be messing themselves up publicly, this issues should have been treated in doors before coming out to expose their inc capabilities of producing eligible candidate to the people of Anambra state and Nigeria at large, I believe the glory of God ve departed from PDP and i suggest the few wise one’s among them should join the moving train APC for good.

  2. Mike C. Okereke August 28, 2013 at 11:52 pm -

    The disqualification of “Dr” Andy Uba from the gubernatorial race is a most welcome news. This is a man who forged his way to political prominence. He calls himself a Doctor of Health Sciences, and claims to have an undergraduate degree in Geology from California State University, Los Angeles. But after sufficient investigation, it turned out that he did not earn any degree. His disqualification from being the possible chief educational officer, among other responsibilities that go with being governor of the state of Anambra is very welcome indeed. How can “Dr” Andy Uba, in the frightening case of his being a governor, and the equally disturbing case of when proposing educational programs and objectives, look at a student on the face and tell that student to study hard and earn a degree?
    He may be a good man in other aspects of life but this singular moral turpitude should make him ineligible for any political office in any Nigerian state.
    Mike C. Okereke

  3. Sam August 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm -

    can PDP win Anambra State, If actual PDP want to gain any credibility in Anambra state, they need to Disqualify all those who have dis obeyed the Party order, no man has monopoly of crime and violence, Tony Nwoye presented fake tax clearance documents, Andy Uba did not follow the instruction from the Party hierarchy, thereby setting and organizing his own primaries where he declared him self as winner.

    Remember that no matter what the antics is, they will not ring Anambra election,
    Akuluno

  4. Sam August 28, 2013 at 10:49 pm -

    If actual PDP want to gain any credibility in Anambra state, they need to Disqualify all those who have dis obeyed the Party order, no man has monopoly of crime and violence, Tony Nwoye presented fake tax clearance documents, Andy Uba did not follow the instruction from the Party hierarchy, thereby setting and organizing his own primaries where he declared him self as winner.

    Remember that no matter what the antics is, they will not ring Anambra election,
    Akuluno