The Abia State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party must explain to the Public what it meant By Transparent Primaries when those who won are Forced to Back out from the Race.
What is Playing out in Bende Federal Constituency Primaries, Obingwa/Ugwunagbo/Osisioma Federal Constituency /Isialangwa State Constituency and Umuahia North State Constituency is Condemnable and a pointer that the Abia State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party is not sincere with the Way the Primaries were Conducted.
In Bende Federal Constituency, which is my own Constituency, what my Eyes saw on Wednesday in Bende proved to me that the Security Agencies in Bende was Compromised to favour a Particular Aspirant If not why is it that till this Moment no single Person was Arrested despite evidence that thugs were brought to Intimidate the Process.
Inside the Local Government Headquarters, more that 50 Boys were Lodged there, you need to see the Weapons and what these guys were Smoking, yet Police were looking at them without any Arrest.
Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu came to Power on the alter of Equity and Fairness, why is the Governor Keeping mum when Equity is being Murdered in his Party Primaries.
Now, Bende Federal Constituency is made up of Two Blocs, namely Umunna and Ikwuisii, the Current Occupant Hon Nnenna Elendu Ukeje has been in the House of Representatives For 12years, if the Party is Sincere, why Returning the ticket to Umunna, does it mean Nkpa, Uzuakoli, Itumbauzo, Bende, Lohum etc has been Carved out from Bende or have they been sent into Perpetual Political Oblivion.
The PDP is attacking APC for given Uche Ogah from Abia North Governorship Ticket when Ngwa People is yet to Complete their 8Years, so why must same Party deny the Ikwuisii people ticket.
In 2014, If it was a Free and Fair Governorship Primaries, Uche Ogah would have Defeated Dr Okezie Ikpeazu to Emerge PDP Governorship, but because the Former Governor Senator Theodore Orji insisted that Power must shift to Abia South, State Apparatus were unleashed to favour Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and he Emerged.
I do Not Hold Brief for either Chima Anyaso nor MY sister Nnenna Elendu Ukeje, but I hold brief TO equity and my Conscience.
In Osisioma /Ugwunagbo and Obingwa Federal Constituency, Barr Onyebuchi Ememanka clearly Defeated the Current House Of Representatives Member Hon Solomon Adaelu, but because the Party Gave Return Return Ticket, Police allowed Thugs to Invade the Coalition Centre and Destroyed the Casted Votes, now the PDP in a bid to Ensure Adaelu Get the Ticket, has Rescheduled the Primaries and Commissioned “Executioners” to Supervise the Primaries.
In Ukwa East And West, Hon Abonta Nkem Uzuoma has spent 12years in the House of Representatives, yet the Primaries of that Constituency was Manipulated to give him automatic Ticket.
In Isialangwa South State Constituency, The People wanted Change due to the Ineptitude Representation of RT Hon Chikwendu Kalu, but in a bid to ensure he gets an automatic Ticket, Mr Bright Chinedu Ikeokwu who was sent as an Electoral Officer in that Area after clearly seeing that Mr Dannie Ubani had won, Cancelled the Election, the Party Fixed another day where the Abia State Commisioner for Information Mr John Okiyi was detailed to execute the Process and Return the Speaker, which he did anyway.
In Umuahia North State Constituency, The Primaries Were Conducted at the Home of the Current House Of Assembly Member Hon Kelechi Onuzuruike while other Aspirants where Chased out of the Place.
As a Patrotic Abian, am not a Supporter of Impunity no matter whose Ox is Gored.
The Question Begging for Answer is why is the Transparent Primaries “SELECTIVE”
PROMISE Uzoma Okoro wrote from Umuahia
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