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PDP challenges Anambra poll outcome

30 December 2013, 08:57Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is in support of its candidate, Tony Nwoye, who is challenging the results if the November 16 Anambra governorship election.

Willie Obiano, the All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, was recently declared the winner following what some parties described as a shambolic poll.

“The NWC is therefore in total support of the suit filed by its candidate, in the November 16, 2013 Anambra governorship election,” the National Publicity Secretary of the party Chief Olisa Metuh, stated.

He described the action of the candidate as a “step in the right direction and an acceptance of the directive of the National Working Committee earlier communicated to him to pursue the mandate in accordance with established democratic procedures and rules.”

“The PDP is totally committed to democracy and electoral processes as stipulated by the constitution and laws of our land.

"This explains why we remained steadfast to the processes outlined for the Anambra governorship election and the reason for our earlier stand and directive to our candidate and members to participate in the Supplementary Election as directed by Independent Electoral Commission,” Metuh added.

“As a party committed to strengthening the institution of democracy, we believe that due process must be followed at all times to allow the laws and electoral rules run their full courses without any interruption.

"It is in this regard that we commend our candidate for conforming with the ideals of our great party in seeking redress at the right time and through the appropriate democratic channel,” Metuh stated.

He expressed optimism justice would prevail.

Meanwhile, Metuh urged the people of Anambra state to resist alleged violence by another opposition, the All People’s Congress (APC).

“(APC is) turning the state into a theatre of violence and bloodshed typical of desperate politicians and bad losers who do not have the interest of the people at heart,” lashed Metuh.

– CAJ News


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