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Marwa Asks PDP to Rescind Decision on Adamawa

Intrigues and manipulation still pervaded the outcome of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ad hoc and national delegates election across the states, as one of the governorship aspirants in Adamawa State, Brig-Gen Buba Marwa has asked the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to rescind its decision to cancel the congress and conduct a fresh one in the state today.

Complaints are being compiled on the conduct of the ward congresses in Anambra, Ebonyi Bauchi, Gombe and other states of the federation.

Addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, Marwa who is a governorship aspirant in the state appealed to the PDP NWC to rescind the cancellation of the ward congress election and retain the result as announced.

He said the only thing that would cool down tempers and prevent breakdown of law and order in the state is for the PDP NWC to cancel the fresh ward congresses scheduled for today.

He said that the following politicians in the state namely Senator Jibril Aminu former minister of state, Dr. Idi Hon, Senator Grace Bent Alhaji Bamanga Tukur Ambassador Wilberforce Juta General Haladu Hananiyah and Hon. Awwal Tukur share the common position that the result of the December 28, 2010 ward congress should be upheld and the new congress for today should not hold.

But speaking through its National Organizing Secretary, Prince Uche Secondus, PDP said the decision to cancel the state ward congress election is irrevocable.

He said the decision to cancel the election was based on manipulation and submission of factional results by the committee set up to conduct the election.

PDP NWC had Saturday last week cancelled the ward congresses held in the Adamawa State on December 28, 2010 and directed a fresh exercise to take place in all wards in the state today.

It also directed that the state assembly primary election in the state has been shifted to tomorrow, January 4, 2011.

In Enugu State, confusion still reign supreme as even in the face of the reconciliation between the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, and Governor Sullivan Chime, the status of today’s state House of Assembly congress election is not certain.

This is because though there seems to have been reconciliation but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is insisting that the congresses that took place across the 17 local governments and 266 wards of the state remain valid.

In a truce reached between the factions in the state, it was agreed that the structure in the state be shared on a 50-50 basis, with Chime producing the chairman, state organizing secretary and treasurer and the Nwodo faction producing the deputy chairman state secretary and other officials.

But the problem is that INEC is saying no to the planned harmonization process.

After a week lull apparently to observe the festivities, the warring PDP factions in the state returned to the trenches as the faction loyal to the governor berated those loyal to the party’s chairman accusing them of deliberately undermining the peace efforts initiated by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The faction specifically described last Friday’s state congress held by the Nwodo group in the state as fake and an action orchestrated to frustrate the peace process in the party in the state.

The Nwodo faction had last Friday concluded their ward local government and state congresses with the election of a 29-member executive under the chairmanship of Hon. Okey Ogbonna to pilot the affairs of the party for the next four years.

But, in their official reaction to the development the publicity secretary of the dissolved executives, Okey Eze, said the exercise was in flagrant disobedience of the agreement reached between Chime and Nwodo at the instance of President Jonathan when he summoned the combatants in the crisis to Abuja last week.

– ThisDay

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