By Chris OCHAYI
ABUJA: AHEAD of the Anambra State governorship elections slated for February 6, next year, former Chairmen, state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has warned the partyâ€™s national secretariat against imposition of candidate on the party.
Operating under the aegis of Peoples Democratic Party Elders Forum Anambra State, they insisted that any attempt to impose any candidate would be met with fierce resistance.
The former Chairmen, Chief J.A Okonkwo, Chief Frank Oramulu and Chief Dan Ulasi, respectively, who made this position known in a letter addressed to the National Chairman, and National Working Committee (NWC) of the party said a level playing field must be provided for the contestants during the primary.
According to them, â€œwe, the concerned elders of the PDP having regard to the crisis that has continued to rock the state chapter of the partyÂ and realizing that unless urgent conciliatory steps are taken culminating in free and fair primaries for the election of the governorship candidate for the forth coming gubernatorial elections scheduled for the Feb 6th, 2009, our studied efforts to win and reintegrate the state into the main stream of the political collective of the nation will come to naught.
â€œAnd we are concerned that the avowed tenets of rule of law and due process which are the underpinnings of good governance and electoral reform principle of Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s administration will be reduced to abject mockery and odious hypocrisyâ€.
â€œDismayed by sufferings and hardship to which the state and its inhabitants have been subject