Owerri—FORMER Special Adviser to Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State, Mr. Ben Onyechere, yesterday, lampooned the National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over alleged inability to settle aggrieved members of the party after the governorship primaries in Imo State.
According to Onyechere, ahead of the governorship election, it had become imperative for the PDP’s NWC to probe alleged corruption that marred the party’s governorship primaries.
Pointing that the NWC must embrace Chief Ararume, one of the aggrieved contestants, as the conscience of internal democracy in PDP in the state, he said: “The hue and cry about internal democracy in the PDP is only a sham because of the conspiratorial role of the NWC, in the last gubernatorial primaries in Imo.”
Lamenting that till date, the NWC had not intervened in the crisis rocking the state PDP, Onyechere, said: “Up until now, nobody has said anything about the recent revelation of corruptibility from a tangible quarter of this polity, which goes to show that party officials had developed tick skins and turned their backs at dispossessed and aggrieved members of the party. It is unacceptable that a party machinery meant to harmonize issues could turn round not only to monetize the party primaries but also refused to probe legitimate petitions.
”It is indeedundemocratic to allow and settle for such level of corruption to manifest in the process of party primaries without consideration for the survival of democracy in the larger society.