By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA—Ahead of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee in the state led by Professor Alphonsus Nwosu has said there are subtle moves by some PDP members to scuttle the chances of the party at the polls.
In a statement signed by its secretary, Josephine Anenih, the committee said those championing the moves are working at cross purposes with the PDP, urging the public to remain vigilant and watchful of their antics.
“The attention of the Caretaker Committee of the PDP, in Anambra state, has been drawn to efforts by some disgruntled elements within the ranks of the party in the state to cause a breach of peace within the party, and in Anambra state, as a way of balkanising PDP and destroy her chances in the November governorship election.
“These subterranean moves, as we have learnt, are being championed by some disgruntled persons who believe that Anambra state must be at their beck and call. They are bent on creating parallel bodies that will stand as a counter to the constituted Caretaker Committee of the party in Anambra state and further, seek a partnership with opponents of the PDP to scuttle our brightest chance ever.
“The public is hereby urged to be aware of such moves, which is set to be unleashed on Anambra people in the coming days, so as not to fall victims of deceits, negative propaganda and obtaining public sympathy by fraudulent means,” the statement read in part.
The committee however unveiled reason for the sudden turn of events, saying it is not unconnected with the choice of Oseloka Obaze as PDP governorship flag bearer in the party’s primary election.