Anambra PDP’s June 26 Primaries: Two Factions Emerge

…two court judgements in circulation

Ahead of the PDP’s June 26 primaries for the Anambra state governorship election, the party is in total disarray. Two factions have emerged. While one of the factions is being controlled by Chief Chris Ubah, the other is loyal to Dr Obiorah Okonkwo.

Yesterday, the FCT high court delivered a judgement sacking Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, the state Chairman of the party. When the news broke out, the loyalists of Eselu and some other PDP leaders who secretly aided the removal of Nwobu went into jubilation.

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While they were jubiating, Nwobu gathered some of his loyalists, opened his drawer and brought a court order dated June 9.

The court order brought out by Nwobu was procured secretly to forestall the event of yesterday. It shows that Nwobu knew he was going to be sacked and provided a cover.

In the order procured by Nwobu, the court ordered that he remains the state Chairman of PDP Anambra state and must serve out his tenure.

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So we now have two conflicting judgements from same court of coordinate justification.

The implication of the two conflicting judgements is that both Nwobu and Chris Ubah’s faction must step aside pending any pronouncement from a higher court.

Any official duty carried out by both factions stands to be nullified. This is the same crises APC had in Zamfara state and lost out completely at the Supreme court.

We gathered that PDP at the national level is contemplating constituting a caretaker committee to oversee the conduct of the party primaries on June 26.

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