Enugu primaries: PDP BoT member lampoons Sen. Eze over guber claims

By The Citizen

A prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees who was a delegate to the December 8, 2014 governorship primary election of the Party in Enugu State, Amb. Mrs. Justina Eze has lampooned an aspirant of the party in the state, Senator Ayogu Eze for his utterances, vituperation and false claims that he was 'the duly elected candidate of the party for the February general elections'.

Reacting to the 'uncultured comments' made amongst other unprintable allegations, by  Senator Eze in the national dailies that the PDP governorship primary election held at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, which produced Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the Party's candidate, was an 'assemblage of passersby, touts, cheerleaders and office messengers', Amb Eze expressed utter  dismay over Senator Ayogu Eze's rude choice of words against the integrity of the Party and the personalities that attended the said primary election.

She further called on the State and National leadership of the Party to take appropriate disciplinary actions against his utterances.

She stated that Senator Ayogu Eze's submissions and false allegations concerning the primary election held at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu were inconsequential, mischievous, baseless and unfounded, stressing that the exercise was duly conducted in line with the PDP constitution, the Party's guidelines for the primaries and the 2010 electoral act.

Amb. Eze noted that Senator Eze's false claim that he held a parallel governorship primary election elsewhere in Enugu, was only a media hype mischievously anchored to cause confusion in the Party, mislead the public and discredit the duly conducted primary election that took place at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, which was attended by 983 delegates, including the Governor and State leader of the Party, Sullivan Chime, the Deputy Senate President,  Chief Ike Ekweremadu, the State Deputy Governor, Rev Ralph Nwoye, the Hon. Minster of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, all members of the National Assembly except Senator Ayogu Eze, former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, former PDP National Chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, the Speaker (Hon. Eugene Odo) and other members of the Enugu State House of Assembly, members of the State Executive Committee of the Party, 17 Local Government Chairmen and their deputies and most importantly, all the Ad-hoc delegates duly recognized by the National Leadership of the Party.

Amb. Eze further added that since Senator Ayogu Eze did not dispute the fact that the five-man Electoral Panel from the National Secretariat of the Party headed by His Highness, King Asara Asara and the Enugu State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr. Lawrence Azubuike and his team were present at the governorship primary election held at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, which produced Ugwuanyi as the governorship candidate of the Party in Enugu State, his allegations and negative comments against the exercise remain a nullity and should be disregarded in all its ramifications.