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