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PDP primaries: Aspirants give 48-hour ultimatum, threaten mass defection in C’River

By Judex Okoro, Calabar on 04/10/2018

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Trouble is still brewing in Cross River chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as group of aspirants have protested against their final exclusion from contesting the National Assembly primaries in the state.

The aspirants have, therefore, given the party leadership 48-hour ultimatum to redress the wrongs done them or they would defect en masse to the opposition party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Mr. Chris Agara, a senatorial aspirant, accused the party of deliberately inflicting mortal wounds on members of the party in Cross River State.

Agara said the unfortunate incident has continued to remind them of the grave price PDP paid in 2015 as a consequence of this self-same impunity, denial of the right to fair contest and conferment of black market illegality on already cleared aspirants.
According to him, “The insensitive and deliberate refusal to allow interested and qualified party members to pursue their legitimate aspirations to elective offices. Selective ‘clearing and un-clearing’ of particular aspirants to suit certain whims and caprices of some party stalwarts.

“Deliberate dropping of names of very qualified aspirants in the morning of the party primaries even after clearance and issuance of clearance certificate in order to pave way for their favoured mediocre based on political God-fatherism.

“We do hereby serve notice of a massive wave of defection with our hundreds of thousands of supporters to a more welcoming political platform if the above conditions are not met within 48 hours, we shall serve no further notice on this matter,” he maintained.

Excerpted from a Daily Sun report

Source News Express

Posted 04/10/2018 05:09:10 AM

 

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