By Miracle Enuji
The All Progressive Congress (APC) crusade to takeover Delta State come 2019 starting with the vanguard to clinch all elective positions in the forth coming Local Government Elections of January 6, 2018, may have suffered a huge blow as an aspirant in the just concluded LGA Primaries, has revealed that Cabals and irregularities have taken hold of the party in the State.
This allegation cum revelation is coming on the explosive expression of displeasure tabled by an aggrieved LGA Chairmanship aspirant from Aniocha North, Comrade Gabriel Ebube Nwajei to the Press, stating that, the party’s primary exercise at his LGA was full of flaws and irregularities which fell short of what APC objectives entail.
Flanked by his supporters and some top APC leaders from Aniocha North LGA at an emergency press conference in the State Capital, Asaba, Comrade Nwajei alleged that the delegate list that was used to conduct the APC Chairmanship Primaries in the council on October 26, 2017, was doctored by the Local Government Party Chairman for reasons best known to him in favour of his fellow contestant, Dr. Andrew Odozi.
His words, “When you compare the authentic delegate list from our National Secretariat in Abuja to what was used that day, you will discover that some people who were allowed to vote that day were never true delegates. Majority of delegates who support my course in Ward 3 were disenfranchised from voting, thereby denying them their right and opportunity to exercise their franchise. Our Councilor who represents the party from Ward 7 was not allowed to vote in the primary election for reasons best known to the Cabal”
“By these reasons, the electoral results declaring Dr. Andrew Odozi winner with One Hundred and Eighty Nine (189) votes and myself One Hundred and Fifteen (115) votes, is therefore unacceptable to me, all Party faithful and my supporters who believe in the Change Agenda in Aniocha North LGA and should therefore be Annulled for the interest of the party,” Nwajei submitted.
Meanwhile, the Chairmanship hopeful called on his supporters to remain calm as a protest letter of the electoral fraud will be sent to all relevant organs of the APC for immediate redress.
On the forthcoming Local Government Elections, the anticipation of most Deltans on which party takes the day in Aniocha North is on the high as it is one of the Local Government Areas in the State that plays host to APC bigwigs who are believed to be ready to break the bank to set off the revolution of APC takeover agenda in Delta State.