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Anambra 2010: PDP holds primary today


By Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA—THE primaries for the selection of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the 2010 election in Anambra State takes place today, even as some stake holders were still bemoaning the outcome of the ward congress that produced 978 delegates that would participate at the state congress.

Chairman of the congress appeal committee, Alhaji Hassan Adamu and his colleagues have been receiving petitions from aggrieved delegates who alleged that they were shortchanged during the exercise.

Some of the governorship aspirants have been laying their complaints to the committee, which has pledged to be fair to all.

Meanwhile, the Anambra North Peoples Forum and the state House of Assembly have said that it is a disservice to the state on the way the ward congress was handled.

In a statement signed by the chairman of the Anambra North Forum, Mr. Joseph Okeke, the group said it was protesting the result of the congress, adding that the area would not fold hands and watch the deliberate truncating of the democratic rights of the people.

They called for the cancellation of the congress and either uphold what it called the authentic list produced during the congress or order  a fresh congress.

Also in a statement the deputy speaker of the House of Assembly, Chief Afam Obi and the majority leader, Mrs Njideka Ezeigwe, the lawmakers called for the conduct of another ward congress


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