Anambra: Guber aspirant sues for political ideology
The All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Anambra, Mr Godwin Ezeemo has called on fellow politicians to practice best practises in political ideology.
Ezeemo made the call at a press conference in Awka on Friday.
He expressed his displeasure in the “do or die'' system of politicking in the country and shredded manner in which some politicians engage in seeking political positions.
The aspirant, who is still contesting the endorsement of Dr Chris Ngige as the party's flag bearer in the state by the national leadership, called for primaries for equity and fair play to pick a candidate.
He said that he would not have any hard feelings if the best person emerges after the primaries where all aspirants of APC were given same level play ground to test popularity.
'If you are conceived that you have got the stuff, that you are endowed with huge and untapped resources to create a desired change in your society you should be civil, civility rolls the map.
“The quest and thirst for power need be controlled and managed to a great extend of not distorting the stability and tenths of politics and feelings of others unjustly,'' Ezeemo said.
He said that the party structures which anoints and reached conclusion without the input of the grass root should be checked as true representation and seal of the people's will was eroded in the process and hence lack the ingredient of true representation.
Meanwhile, other chieftains of APC in the state, Chiefs Norberth Udoye and Barnabas Okonkwo respectively, have said that consensus candidate would not represent the true wish of the people.
Udoye said that Ngige was reported in some national dailies Aug. 22 as having been adopted by the APC hierarchy as consensus candidate, the action was condemnable.
“And that Owelle Rochas Okorocha, a chieftain of the party and Imo governor has presented Ngige as the party's consensus candidate for the gubernatorial election, it is not acceptable to us, we want primary' he said.
Chief Chiadukobi Beluchukwu, a party faithful described the event as 'undemocratic' .and should be rejected.
He said that all the aspirants should subject themselves to the party primary where the true choice of the people would be made.
According to him the Sept. 2, primary date was good enough for the aspirants to organise and come out to tell the people what they have to offer the should not be anointed candidate.