By Enyim Enyim
ONITSHA—All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA senatorial candidate for the February 28 general election in Anambra State has condemned the multiple candidates in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, resulting from the internal crisis in the party.
At a briefing yesterday, Ndukwe, who is seeking to represent Anambra South senatorial zone in the National Assembly, said the development was against the tenets of democracy and must be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians.
Ndukwe, a former chairman of the Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC not to accept double lists of candidates from any political party to ensure a free and fair election come next month.
“The issue of multiple candidates in the PDP in Anambra State had occurred in previous elections and I believe that INEC would not allow it this time because what it means is that a candidate in APGA for instance, would be contesting with two candidates in the PDP for one elective position.
”I equally believe that INEC under Prof. Atahiru Jega would do everything within its reach to conduct a free, fair and acceptable election. Therefore, I am asking INEC to make use of only one list of candidates already submitted by political parties participating in the election.”
He said he was in the race to contribute to a good legislation that would ensure the development of the country, saying “I am development oriented and I believe some of us with our wealth of experience should get involved in the governance of our great nation.”
He promised that if elected he would focus on youth development to enable them compete effectively with their counterparts within and outside the country.