Former Presidential aide, Doyin Okupe has accused some officials of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the national secretariat of the party of not according the frontline presidential aspirant, Peter Obi the needed respect.
Okupe’s accusations come as some stakeholders in the Anambra State Chapter of the party have accused some members of the National Working Committee of trying to destroy the PDP in Anambra.
Okupe in a statement on Tuesday said “It is a matter for great regret that despite HE Peter Obi’s gentlemanly civil disposition and unwavering commitment to PDP as a party, some officials in the National secretariat of the party do not accord him the respect due to him as the leader of the party in Anambra state.
“Recently a free and fair national delegates elections were conducted in the state and the results verified by INEC officials. Surprisingly some people within the state are trying to collude with certain elements within the National secretariat to manipulate these results in order to undermine the political base of Peter Obi in Anambra.
“We plead earnestly with the respected leadership of this great party to Intervene and ensure that things are done properly and rightly and in accordance with our party’s constitution”.
Meanwhile, the stakeholders alleged that there is a systematic plot by some members of the newly elected National Working Committee to destroy what is left of the soul of the PDP in Anambra , Ebonyi and Imo states respectively.
The party stakeholders named the National secretary, the National Organizing Secretary and the National Legal Adviser of the party, as the main actors in these plots in conjunction with a senatorial aspirant alongside another returnee senatorial aspirant.
The party stakeholders in Anambra State opined that if travesty of justice is allowed to hold ground, it will weaken the party’s chances in the 2023 general elections and ultimately destroy the party in the state.
They said that Peoples the Party in Anambra State has been out of power for over 10 years, hence worrisome that political merchants and mercenaries have continued to have their way in the destruction of the party’s structures and grassroots base for pecuniary gains of a select few.
In its final stand, the party’s stakeholders wished to draw the attention of the National Chairman of the party to these happenings and impressed upon him to act to save the soul of the party and also restore the confidence of its members across the state.