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'Obioha not AD's National Chairman'

25 October 2013, 15:00

Abuja - The Alliance for Democracy (AD) has disassociated itself from Reverend Okechukwu Obioha, whom the party said, had been parading himself  as the party's National Chairman.

This is contained in a statement signed by the National Secretary of the party, Rafiu Salau, in Abuja on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that INEC had recognised Chief Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa as National Chairman of the AD.

According to the statement, Obioha is said to have accused INEC of attempting to cause confusion in AD by attempting not to recognise him as the party's chairman.

 The statement said that the party condemned the act of "the self-acclaimed chairman’’.

According to the statement, the position of the party is that INEC has been doing well under the leadership of Prof. Attahiru Jega.

 The party said that the INEC had been carrying all political parties along in its decision-making process through its quarterly meeting with political parties.

"Political parties consultative meeting takes place every quarter where decisions are collectively taken.

"Leaders of political parties participate in every stage of the process of conducting elections since the inception of this administration.

"The AD is part of every decision on the Anambra governorship election and the party believes that INEC will conduct a free and fair governorship election on November 16

"The party has full confidence in the capacity and integrity of the INEC leadership,’’ the statement said.

-  NAN


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