By Ifeoma Ejiofor
The immediate past State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Nnamdi Nwangwu has refuted the insinuations that some chieftains of the party were mulling moving the party structure to another party.
Speaking to some reporters on Monday in Awka, Nwangwu rubbished the claim that the party is planning to transfer her structure and election campaign formation to another political party.
He pointed out that the party leadership is very sure that the PDP candidate in the November 6 Anambra State governorship election, Mr Valentine Ozigbo’s name will soon be published by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as efforts are in top gear to clear the judicial impediments.
“The Electorial Act is clear on the issue of who is expected to conduct primary for the governorship aspirants in political parties. It is the constitutional responsibility of the National Working Committee (NWC) to do that.
“It is gratifying to note that the primary that produced Mr Valentine Ozigbo as PDP candidate was conducted by the NWC of the party and most of the aspirants who genuinely contested along the elected candidate have since congratulated him.
“PDP has no issue as to who is the National Chairman of our party and that is why it has become incumbent to advise mischief makers not to confuse the PDP issue with that of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) crises that boarders on the national leadership of the party.” He pointed out.
Speaking in the same vein, a PDP Party Chieftain from Ihiala Local Government Area and a member of a pressure group within PDP, the Home Based Political Family , Sir Justin Igbodika noted that the rank and file of the party have come behind Valentine Ozigbo the PDP candidate.
He stated that their group was already deepening its base, mobilizing and geting set to work with the campaign team once the commencement date for campaign is announced by the election umpire.
He assured the teeming members of PDP in the state and the good people of Anambra State that everything is under control and that there is no cause for alarm over the candidature of Mr Valentine Ozigbo.