Ifeanyi Ubah, a governorship aspirant on People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform in the forthcoming poll in Anambra, has said only the court could stop his ambition. He made this known at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday and said that he would continue with his aspiration until his complaints were addressed by the party.
He alleged that the party’s primary election conducted to pick its candidate for the poll, was fraught with irregularities and that the party leadership had refused to address his complaints about it, and that he had contacted party leaders, Board of Trustees members as well as appeared at the party’s primary election Appeal Panel, but that his concerns had not been addressed.
Ubah added that he would approach the court to seek his right after exhausting all the internal mechanisms to address the issues as stipulated in PDP Constitution.
“I will be going to court to seek redress; only the court will determine the party’s candidate or the party should come back to us and addresses the irregularities. They know that the person they have chosen has no requirements to be the party’s candidate. It is their responsibility to right the wrong,’’ he said.
Ifeanyi Ubah, who is the Chairman of Capital Oil, said that he would pursue the legal angle on the matter for himself and other Nigerians that may also be treated in the same manner in future.
“I am doing this not just because of me but because all the political parties will not act the same way PDP has done. If we continue to allow issues like this, people will continue to suffer over impunity.’’
He said that he noticed some irregularities in the primary, including overnight change of delegates’ list, and alleged that the delegates used for the election were different from those on Certified True Copy list he obtained, adding that Mr Oseloka Obaze, who was declared winner of the primary election and upheld by the party’s Appeal Panel, did not emerge through a transparent, free and fair means, describing the primary as “a fraudulent exercise.”