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Election: PDP lost to lack of internal democracy, says ex-Security Advisor

2015-05-07 22:29
Supporters ride in a campaign bus of leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and his running mate Yemi Osinbajo as they drive past a campaign poster of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-elect ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Port Harcourt - Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, the Special Adviser on Security to a former governor of Rivers, on Thursday said the PDP lost the 2015 general elections due to violation of internal democracy.

Sara-Igbe, who served in Gov. Peter Odili’s administration, said in Port Harcourt that the party disregarded warnings to stop imposition of candidates during its primary elections.

He said internal democracy operated on due process, fair play, equity and good conscience in the sharing of political and economic power.

Also read: PDP accused of misleading public on Rivers council election

According to Sara-Igbe, the managers of the party allowed greed, nepotism and outright inordinate ambition to affect its fortunes.

"The leadership of PDP was unconcerned about obvious irregularities that characterised the party's primary that led to its shameful and disgraceful defeat.

"You cannot circumvent rules and acts that are indeed inimical to the enthronement and sustenance of internal and have party cohesion for victory," he said.

Sara-Igbe said the questionable manner with which candidates of the party emerged showed that the leadership was not serious.

He described the ugly interplay of party intrigues, power display, culture of impunity and disregard for fair play and internal democracy as most unfortunate. 

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