ByÂ Innocent Anaba
A group, Committed Elders of Anambra PDP, has called on President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua to step in and stop the crisis brewing in Anambra PDP, following the inconclusive primariesÂ in the state, by allowing Dr Andy Uba, who ran on the party’s platform in 2007 and won, shouldÂ be adopted as the partyâ€™s candidate.
The elders in an open letter to the President said, â€œin search of the way forward for the governorship of Anambra state, our party is facing a dilemma. It is either we won the 2007 governorship election or it is inchoate. If we won it, our mandate which was suspended by the Supreme Court until the incumbent Governor exhausts his pre-existing tenure in March 2010 must equally be exhausted by our own Governor.
If the 2007 governorship election is inchoate, why would we need to go through another round of primaries when we already nominated governorship and deputy governorship candidates in the 2007 elections.
â€œIn practical terms, since the new rounds of â€œprimariesâ€ began in Anambra state, the threat level has reached new heights and the political blood pressure of the state would alarm all persons who love Anambra state.Â However, what we are sure of is that we have produced a Governor with an existing mandate, subject to the litigation now pending in court or at least, we have an existing governorship candidate duly nominated by the party in the person of Dr. Uba.