Aggrieved Aspirants Threaten Legal Action

Aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded ward and local government congresses of the party have said that they may be forced to take legal action against the party if their grievances were not addressed by the leadership of the party.

Recall that about nine governorship aspirants who were aggrieved during the party ward congress have petitioned the congress appeal panel set up by the party, citing irregularities during the conduct of the congress.

Speaking for the aggrieved aspirants, Aslem Ojezua, in an interview, said they boycotted the local government congress because it is the products from the ward congress that was used to conduct the congress.

“So if you build on a failed foundation, the result would still be faulting at the end,” Ojezua said.

According to him, they have approached the appeal panel set up by the national leadership of the party to right the wrong perpetrated by the Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State-led Congress electoral committee.

“We will follow the party machinery and if they persist in what they are doing we will continue to remind them about the danger involved in that level of arrogance and recklessness.

“We will take whatever steps available to us but at the moment we have an internal dispute resolution mechanism of the party. We are taking advantage of that, even though the party has not responded, but we will do our bit.

“If at the end the party didn’t listen to us, they will take any option available to them. It is when we exhaust all this that we can take legal action to protect our rights,” he said.

Ojezua called on their supporters and party members to remain calm and that at the appropriate time, they should know who to hold responsible for the party misfortune in Edo state.

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