February 4, 2023



Imo PDP: Why we’re in court docket – Chieftain


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) in Imo state, Dr Uzoma Ugochukwu, has defined that he’s difficult the end result of his celebration’s main election for Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala federal constituency due to his need to stem the tradition of impunity among the many celebration management, in addition to to avoid wasting the nation’s democracy. 

Ugochukwu had contested the PDP ticket for Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala federal constituency, however he’s difficult the declaration of Chibuzor Agulanna as winner of the first by the PDP, citing violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act and PDP structure

The PDP chieftain, who spoke on the weekend in Abuja, accused the management of the PDP in Imo state of colluding with some events within the election to disclaim him the ticket, after they moved the election out of the federal constituency, as supplied in each the Electoral Act and PDP structure

“They lumped every little thing collectively and that gave rooms for manipulation. That’s the reason we’re searching for a redress in court docket in order that these individuals who act as in the event that they personal the establishment fully with out believing in due course of might be corrected.

“That is now not the same old recreation, we’ll look for justice and we’re able to pursue it to the final level till justice is served. If it doesn’t occur that method, folks will assume that we will proceed to do the impunity and get away with it as a result of nothing occurs.

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“The important thing factor is that celebration leaders or individuals who ascribed to themselves as celebration leaders need to management the entire thing. They management and decide individuals who govern the celebration from the ward degree, after which they use them to find out who takes what place at different ranges of the election as a result of they use them as delegates and when inform them what to do. There may be actually no inside democracy within the events.

“The reality is that on this occasion, the provisions of the Electoral Act and the PDP structure had been fragrantly violated. For instance, each the Electoral Act and the PDP structure acknowledged clearly that the first for such elections should maintain on the celebration’s constituency workplace. So in my case, the election was speculated to be held in both Aboh Mbaise or Ngor/Okpala, however they disobeyed this after they took the election to Owerri Municilal. That was the primary violation

“So in the event that they determine to violate the provisions of the Electoral Act or the celebration structure, after all the entire  election is null and void, as a result of the rule of regulation should begin from the celebration itself. You may’t put down the structure as a information and also you do one thing totally different. No person was knowledgeable on time in regards to the new date, he acknowledged.

On why he take part within the train, he stated, “I solely participated within the election as a result of that was the one factor that will give me the rationale to problem it. It’s only if you take part that you’d have the best to problem regardless of the final result is towards you. For those who determine to keep away from the election, then it turns into an issue. You didn’t take part so you might have proper to problem the end result

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“For me as a Nigerian, I believe its time for individuals who really feel that they’ve one thing supply o come out and problem the established order. That’s the reason I’ll proceed to run. After we all permit the system to this manner the place sure individual proceed to dominate it, we’ll proceed to get it unsuitable, sure it is likely to be tough given what’s concerned, however we should take the massive coronary heart to have the ability to soar in and say sure we now have a rustic, a society that we should work onerous to avoid wasting. 

“For me, there is no such thing as a giving up as a result of it’s for posterity. For those who assume you’re okay and we permit issues to go unsuitable the way in which it going, that is our nation and in come what may it would have an effect on us, we’re working nowhere. We are going to ensure that we drive that change residence by not permitting those that really feel they personal every little thing to proceed.”