Ubah Rejects Obaze, Wants Court To Decide Anambra PDP Flag Bearer

The Oasis Reporters

September 20, 2017

Ifeanyi Uba (left), Obaze Oseloka

The billionaire Oil magnate and Chairman of Capital Oil, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah , has rejected the outcome of the PDP gubernatorial primaries election which produced Oseloka Obaze as flag bearer insisting that only the court will determine the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.

Ubah, at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, insisted that Mr. Oseloka Obaze did not emerge through a transparent, free and fair primary.

He alleged that the primary was a fraudulent exercise, adding that he would not allow himself to be rubbished by the outcome of the exercise.

He added, “I will be approaching the court to determine the legality or otherwise of the PDP primary in the state.

“The election is fraudulent and it is illegal. However, we will allow the court to determine whether the party has the right to trample on its own constitution and the Electoral Act.

“The list of delegates used for the election was different from the list of delegates given to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“The commission supervised delegates’ election and the party submitted the names of the delegates. But my party manufactured new names and list a day to the primary.”

Ubah said as a loyal member of the PDP and one who stood by the party through thick and thin, his love for the party could not be questioned.

He described the Anambra governorship primary as “a show of shame as it was marred by obvious irregularities, leaving little to be desired and more questions than answers from the relevant authorities and party officials.”

He accused the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, a former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, and some unnamed members of the party committees of robbing well-meaning people of Anambra of their earnest yearning for a potential governor with a robust pedigree and a time-tested proof of love for the people.

Ubah added, “In the quest for justice, I submit myself to fight this illegality and injustice for my sake as well as that of anyone who aspires to contest on the party’s platform and I hope that justice will prevail in the end.”

Anambra gubernatorial election analysts in Awka who spoke to The Oasis Reporters say that indeed, former governor Peter Obi rail roaded the choice to Anambra north district as a way of sticking to his rotational plan for two terms. While he was in the All Progressive Grand Alliance as governor, he “single handedly” picked Willie Obiano as successor from Anambra north.
Obi is from Anambra south. While he gave a distinguished service to the state as governor, his successor has served his term with a monumental lack of distinction.
Worse still, early in his administration, Obiano practically frustrated his benefactor out of the APGA party. In playing fair to Anambra north, Obi decided on Obaze who is also from the same zone for the PDP to wrest power from Obiano.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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