An interest Group in Anambra State has raised concern over the PDP election time table released over the weekend. In a statement signed by the Group Secretary – Bar Frank Molokwu Jr, they accused the opposition Party of deliberate attempt to favour a particular Aspirant. The Statement reads in full .”Independent Leaders Forum-ILF commend the NWC of PDP for the timely release of the “Time-table” for Anambra state Governorship election scheduled for November 6, 2021 .However, we observed some SUSPICIOUS ‘proposed activities’ that may not guarantee a ‘Transparent and Credible’ electoral process of which we wish to bring to the attention of the party faithfuls and the general public. “ Publication of delegates list” on June 25th, 2021, just 24 hours before the party Primary election scheduled for June 26th, 2021 , even after NWC had approved the list of 3-man delegates on June 17th, 2021 is SUSPICIOUS.The “delegates list” ought to be published atleast 1 week before the Primaries, to give the Aspirants ample time for final canvassing of the delegates . “ Submission of Screening report” 35 days after Screening is SUSPICIOUS. Non-disclosure of the amount for “Expression of Interest and Nomination form” is SUSPICIOUS.We appeal to the NWC of PDP ably led by Prince Uche Secondus to review the ‘3 proposed activities’ in order to bestow confidence on the Aspirants and Ndi-Anambra in general.
Finally, we restate that ILF would STOP AT NOTHING to counter and resist the usual trends and actions that robbed PDP of victory in previous governorship elections in Anambra state- the statement concluded
Maureen Okafor reporting for BVI Channel 1Online