Progressive Peopleâ€™s Alliance [PPA] governorship aspirant in Anambra State Barrister Emeka Etiaba has sent his goodwill message to the Party on their Special National Convention slated for today at PPA Towers in Abuja .
In his goodwill message, Barrister Etiaba noted that PPA remains one of the few parties in Nigeria that tries to live up to the basic dictates of true democracy.
Reacting to the bickering in the Party being instigated by their former Deputy National Chairman [South] Chief Olu Akerele, Etiaba noted that those are distractions that the Party has decided to look beyond. He reiterated his readiness to sweep the Guber primaries scheduled for Thursday the 8th of October 2009.
Etiaba stated that it is a well known fact that the most contributory factor to the problems confronting our democracy is the lack of democratic norms within the political parties themselves and Nigerians have been witnesses to this brazen inclination of parties that imposed unpopular candidates on its members as flag bearers.
Nigerians have also been made to witness situations whereby laid down party rules are thrown over board by party chieftains in their bid to have their favoured candidates imposed on members but PPA according to Etiaba is a party that practices internal democracy hence, his choice of the party as a vehicle with which Anambra can get to the â€˜Next Levelâ€™.
Etiaba finally urged the incoming National Chairman who is set to emerge at the slated Special Convention to continue with PPAâ€™s democraticÂ credentials by ensuring that all members of the party are given a level playing field to ventilate their ambition within the party.
In a related development, Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State has dismissed the report of his alleged plan to move to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as â€œmere rumourâ€.
Orji, who was speaking before the commencement of the last National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), said Abia State remained the home of PPA.