PDP SPLITS IN ANAMBRA AS FACTION THREATENS TO BACK ANOTHER CANDIDATE

♠Anthony Ogbonna

Another crisis looms in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, this time in Anambra state, as some aggrieved members, in large numbers, Monday, abandoned the party’s Governorship flag-off in Onitsha to hold a parallel rally in Awka, Anambra state capital in rejection of Chief Oseloka Obaze as the PDP candidate for the November election.

Oseloka Obaze

The mammoth crowd of aggrieved PDP members who rallied at the Ekwueme Square, Awka, threatened to support the candidate of another party if the leadership of the PDP does not, within five days, withdraw the candidacy of Obaze and replace him with any of the other governorship aspirants of the party.

The Awka rally had mainstream PDP grassroots leaders from across the 326 electoral wards in the 21 local governments of the state, who control the major structures of the party, in addition to the party’s polling center agents across the state.

The aggrieved members, chanting anti-Obaze songs insisted that he is still a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and cannot be imposed on the PDP as a flag bearer.

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