From Steph Clem
The Peoples’ Democratic Party in Abia state has inaugurated an 11 man state congress committee who will elect adhoc delegates for the party’s governorship primaries scheduled for November 29.
During the ceremony, state party chairman, Emma Nwaka who announced that the party has chosen to use option ‘’A4’’, at the primaries, said it is to ensure transparency and fair play.
He said 3 adhoc delegates would be produced to represent each of the 184 political wards in the state for the governorship primaries, while one delegate would be elected from each local government area to participate in the presidential primaries.
According to him, a total of 552 adhoc delegates would join the statutory delegates to elect the flag bearer of the party at the governorship primaries.
Mr. Nwaka charged the members of the committee to ensure objectivity, adding that the party is committed to internal democracy and due process as all aspirants would be given a level playing ground to compete.
He used the opportunity to warn party members who resort to using court injunctions to threaten the party, saying the party has internal mechanism of addressing misunderstandings and advised such people to resist from the act.
In his vote of thanks on behalf of the committee, the chairman and deputy chief staff to the governor, Chief Charles Ogbonnaya, assured that they would not disappoint the party in any way.
He said they will work in such a way that the unity in the party will be sustained even after the primaries, adding that due process would be followed to the letter.
Some other members of the committee include, Chief Allen Nwachukwu, Chief Donatus Okorie, Hon. Uzodinma Ugele, Chief Ezebuiro etc.