PDP ‘ll not challenge Obiano’s victory — Nwobu
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra on Jan. 25 says they will not contest the victory of Gov. Willie Obiano in court, but will rather provide credible opposition to the administration.
Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, the Anambra State Chairman of PDP made the position of the party known during interaction with newsmen in Awka.
Nwobu said the party’s decision was based on their mature approach to politics.
“Contesting the outcome of elections in court will rather be retrogressive to the state.
“As a party, the PDP in Anmabra will not go to court against the declaration of Gov. Obiano based on the outcome of Nov. 18, 2017 election, but will ensure that we give a credible opposition to the administration from start to finish.
“We wish Obiano well because power comes the Lord and Whosoever the Lord want, he gives power; today Obiano is the elected governor of Anambra State.
“And so we will cheer him when he does well and condemn him where he performs poorly,’’ he said.
Nwobu, who also spoke on the party’s arrangements for next week burial of Dr Alex Ekwueme, called on Nigerians to emulate the free-mindedness brand of politics played by Ekwueme.
“Ekwueme was one of the founding fathers of PDP, who even won the presidential primary of PDP 1998 in Kaduna, but the party handed over the ticket to former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“In spite this treatment, Ekwueme still remained in PDP to date providing quality direction and material support. And that is a rare political behaviour in Nigeria,’’ he said.
Nwobu, who said that the party was happy that it reconciled with the late elder statesman before his death added that if Nigerians could borrow a leave from Ekwueme, the practice whereby people cross-carpet to other parties would be a thing of the past.
He said if politicians learn to be committed and stay in their parties, it would help to promote advance political system, which according to him is the bane of party politics in Nigeria.
Nwobu said notwithstanding that the federal government is giving a national burial to late Ekwueme, the PDP had concluded plans to accord her deceased board of trustee member a befitting burial.
“On Jan. 24, the national chairman of PDP in company of governors elected on the platform of PDP and others paid condolence visit to the family of Ekwueme at his Enugu residence.
“The party has other activities lined up for the last respect for Ekwueme,’’ he said. ##