Akwa Ibom: PDP stakeholders threaten court action if excluded from primary
Some elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State have threatened to go to court to assert the fundamental right of every qualified party member to contest the party’s primary in the state pursuant to the 2015 governorship election.
This indication was made known to our correspondent at a PDP elders and stakeholders, which recently met at the Amazing Grace Center, where they urged for a free and open contest in the forthcoming governorship primaries of the party.
A notable member of the group and former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Victor Iyanam, said that the option of a legal action was on the card if the governor and his appointees decide to go against the party’s declaration to have an open contest.
The elders, who were not part of those invited for the enlarged PDP meeting scheduled to meet on Tuesday, say they have the apprehension that the governor may arm-twist his appointees and those other categories of party men invited to exclude other qualified aspirants on the pretext of zoning the governorship to a particular part of the state.