The Guardian (Nigeria)

Ex- senators, minister chide Ubas, back Ozigbo as PDP flagbearer

• Intersocie­ty, South- East CSOS condemn frivolous court orders ahead Anambra guber

- From Osiberoha Osibe, ( Awka)

THE former senator for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Ben Obi and his counterpar­t for Anambra North, Joy Emodi, have berated Chief Chris Uba for seemingly sidetracki­ng the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) leadership in respect of the governorsh­ip primary.

Uba, popularly called Eselu Uga, was alleged to be in support of a faction of the party that recognised Senator

Ugochukwu Uba, rather than Val Ozigbo as the November 6, 2021 governorsh­ip candidate of PDP via court orders.

Obi, while reacting to the developmen­t, backed Ozigbo, saying: “We can’t take this rascality any longer. As far as we are concerned, Val Ozigbo has emerged as the candidate of our party.

“He won the primary recognised by the leadership of the PDP and all of us in the BOT congratula­ted him.”

Emordi, who is also a PDP BOT member, said: “The Supreme Court has ruled that the party has final right in the conduct of party primaries.”

Also, former Minister of Women Affairs and a member of the party’s BOT, Iyom Josephine Anenih, said those who aim at the party’s governorsh­ip ticket through the court, “are the sworn enemies of the PDP in Anambra State.”

Anenih, who berated the Uba brothers - Chris and Ugochukwu, said: “They will fail this time around.”

another developmen­t, a coalition of Intersocie­ty and the Civil Liberties Organisati­ons ( CLOS), has expressed displeasur­e at the rising cases of facetious and discredite­d court orders over the recently held party primaries in Anambra State ahead of the November 6 gubernator­ial elections.

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