Awka - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra Chapter, has pledged to provide a level playing ground ahead of the governorship election scheduled for January 2014.
The state chairman of the party, Mr Kenneth Emeakayi, made the pledge in Awka while receiving the report of the Harmonisation and Reconciliation Committee.
The committee was set up by the chapter about a month ago to reconcile all the factions in the chapter and bring them under one umbrella.
Emeakayi said that the party’s primaries in the state would be contested, saying that there would be no imposition of candidate.
"I am advising the PDP gubernatorial aspirants in the state to tarry because with total reconciliation achieved, going by the strenuous job done by this committee, PDP no doubt, has become one in the state and now the party to beat.
"The party executive in the state is using this opportunity to assure all the governorship aspirants of the party platform of a level playing ground.
"The PDP primaries would be contested and not awarded to anybody and there would be no case of imposition or anointing of any aspirant."
He said that the state executive committee of the party will implement the recommendations of the committee without subjecting it to any kind of review.
According to him, given the calibre and pedigree of members of the committee everyone had expected an excellent and satisfactory job from it.
The Chairman of the Committee, former Chief Judge of Anambra, Justice Paul Obidigwe said that the committee visited and made wide consultations with stakeholders of the party in the state.
Obidigwe said that one of the recommendations was the formation of another committee that would effect total reconciliation at the council and ward levels.