‘Obi remains PDP candidate in Anambra senatorial rerun’
Despite the controversy over who flies the flag of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the yet-to-be-scheduled Anambra Central senatorial rerun elections, a PDP stalwart in the state, Okey Muo Aroh, has maintained that former state governor Peter Obi, remains the party’s chosen candidate.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday in Abatete, Muo Aroh, argued that since former Senator Uche Ekwunife, who represented the district, is no more a member of the PDP; the party was at liberty to nominate another party member, which it has found in Obi.
The chieftain described the appeal by INEC, as a display of partisanship, saying it has taken sides with APGA.
According to him, “It is the affair of the PDP to decide who its candidate should be, and not for INEC or the candidate of APGA to go to court over the person we have chosen to fly our flag,” he said.
He explained that, “Our party has chosen Peter Obi as our candidate for that election, we have also written and informed INEC about it. We do not need to conduct any primary election because is only necessary in a general election,”Mou Aroh noted.
Muo Aroh dismissed as pedestrian and unserious, the dissenting views of a faction of the party, led by Ejike Oguebego, who had argued that the right candidate for the rerun election is Annie Okonkwo.
He wondered why the same Oguebego faction had insisted that an election would not hold, and that Okonkwo be issued with a certificate of return.
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