Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra Chapter have called on the party leadership to adopt delegates list.
They urged the leadership to uphold the will of the people by adopting delegates in the list produced from party’s ward and local government congresses.
Former PDP spokesman Olisa Metuh made the call while speaking with journalists shortly after the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) members met with PDP stakeholders in Anambra.
Mr Metuh disclosed that the meeting with the NWC was to resolve challenges within the party in the state.
He explained that the stakeholders believed there was no issue, but for the NWC to endorse the delegates’ list produced from the ward and state congresses for the party’s primary.
“We had a ward congress, local government congress all recognised by NWC and backed with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) report. The only thing remaining is for the NWC to go ahead and conduct the state congress and primaries for us,” stated Mr Metuh.
“Surprisingly and curiously, they choose to delay the process on grounds that there is a court order to recognise a different faction. However, later, a court judgment recognised and affirmed the same list backed by the INEC report.”
He added, “But we have noticed the unwillingness on the part of the NWC and the national chairman to proceed. We decided to go to the public and plead with the national chairman and the NWC as the custodians of the party administration, to please effect the will of the people and recognise the ward and local government congresses as recognised by the court judgment.”
According to him, the national chairman and the NWC should accept the list, noting that democracy belongs to the people.
“The people have spoken, saying we all know what the people want, know the direction they want to go to in the national convention. We are pleading with the NWC to come to our aid, by backing the will of the people in Anambra state,” he stressed.