Chairmanship Aspirants under the platform of People Democratic Party that signed peace Accord amongst selfs to ensure hitch-free process and commitment to abide by every outcome of the results of the election has had one of them dissagrees, accussing the caretaker committee of favouring a specific aspirant.
The chairmanship Aspirant, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, at a press briefing yesterday in Abuja accused the National Caretaker Committee of the party of favouring Uche Secondus, in the activities leading to the planned December 9, 2017 convention.
Adeniran, who spoke through the director of his campaign organisation, Shehu Gabam, alleged that some supporters of Secondus were appointed into the committee to conduct state congresses that would produce delegates for the national convention.
“There is lopsidedness in the composition of the list of the ad-hoc committee that was published last week. A particular state has members in that list and some of them are the leading campaigners for Secondus. Our campaign organization was not consulted to bring one or two persons and I am sure other aspirants were not consulted too.
“So we find it very funny and realized that the spirit behind the signing of the pact is not being respected by the party itself, not the aspirants.
“From Rivers, they have Senator George Sekibo, Austin Okpara, Dr. ThankGod Danagogo and Chief Kenneth Ubani. You can see Emeka Ihedioha leading the campaign for Secondus in that ad-hoc committee list that was released,” the Adeniran group claimed.
According to Adeniran, one aspirant is having his men deeply entrenched in a system that would determine how the delegates will emerge.
“This is an indirect way of shortchanging other aspirants and this is not good for the party. It should provide equal base for all aspirants and I say that we disagree with the composition of this list.”
The caretaker committee declined to react to Adeniran’s allegation when contacted. It was learnt that the party leadership would meet later this week to discuss the matter.