Anambra PDP moves delegates election to Awka over insecurity

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra State on Wednesday moved its three-man adhoc delegate election in two senatorial zones to Awka the state capital.

THE PRESS  learnt that the decision was reached because of the level of insecurity in most parts of the state.

14 local government areas in two senatorial zones; Anambra South and Anambra North could not hold their congresses in their areas, as a result of incessant attacks by gunmen.

As of the time of filing this report, election materials had been distributed among 12 out of the 14 affected, while the election had commenced.

Oyo and Onitsha South Local Government Areas could not participate in the election because of disagreement over who the election panel for the Local Government Areas were.

A chieftain of the party in the state, Ngozi Agudosi said: “The election of these delegates is costing our party a lot of money, but we have to do it for the safety of our party members.

“In most communities in Anambra, you cannot even hold family meetings let alone an election. Even Ogbaru in Anambra North Senatorial zone is not safe, we wrote to the national leadership of the party to grant us the permission for Anambra North and South Senatorial zones to hold their election in Awka, and they granted.

“You can see the mobilisation. As I said, it cost us money, but we do not mind, we want our members to be safe.”

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