The Peoples Democratic Party has stated that following enquiries by its members, especially those in Anambra State, the National Working Committee, NWC, has clarified that its decision to fix the Ward, Local Government and State Congresses in Anambra State this week is in obedience to a court directive to this effect.
The NWC said it believes that the congresses would help to strengthen PDP structures in the state and pave the way for the final retake of Anambra State by the party in the next gubernatorial election.
The NWC in a statement by the national secretary of the party, Prof. Adewale Oladipo, on Sunday assured all party members in the state that in line with its commitment to internal democracy, every machinery has been put in place to ensure transparent, credible, free and fair process at all levels of the exercise in the state.
“In this regard, the NWC enjoins all our members in Anambra state, particularly key stakeholders to work together to ensure that conducive atmosphere is created for hitch-free congresses as the party would not hesitate to apply the law on any violation of its constitution.
“The NWC hereby assures all aspirants at all levels that the Sallah public holidays would not be a hindrance to their obtaining nomination forms, as directives have been given to allow the issuance of the forms upon payment of cash to the appropriate quarters”, the statement said.
It also said the national leadership is soliciting the cooperation and understanding of party members, other relevant bodies particularly the security agencies to ensure smooth conducts of the congresses at the ward, local government and state levels.