Presidential Primaries: PDP Undemocratic, Highly Monetized – Group Alleges

The Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has said that the experience of Mr. Sam Ohuabunwa, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP during the national primary in May has indicated that the party is undemocratic.

The president of the ADF, Professor Uzodimma Nwala, during a reception organised for the former presidential aspirant shared his thoughts on the party’s primaries. He noted that the greatest threat to the country’s cohesion and peace is a selfish and unpatriotic political leadership. He insisted that the ADF has never believed  in the “highly monitised and corrupt electoral system in Nigeria,” which was displayed in PDP primaries. Nwala said: “This is a special moment for members of the Alaigbo Development Foundation as we welcome one of our most remarkable leaders, Mr. Sam Ohuabunwa, who has just returned to us after a brutal encounter with the undemocratic mode of selection of candidates for the presidency of the Federation of Nigeria. Right from the beginning of the current electoral process, even before and in fact till tomorrow, the ADF never hid her lack of faith in the highly monitised and corrupt electoral system in Nigeria. “What Ohuabnunwa has undergone is a brutal experience with the Nigerian electoral system, which ADF has consistently referred to as the game only vampires can play. “Ohuabunwa has been with us for several years and we know him as one of the most priceless candidates of any political party in the Nigerian political system. He and people like Peter Obi, are a few of the gems in the Nigerian politics. They remind us of the late Mallam Aminu Kano, late Gen. Shehu Yar’Adua and several other nationalists who have been sounding echoes urging us to abandon the old unpatriotic order of greed and self-centeredness if we must develop the needed spirit of harmonious togetherness and progress. “The greatest threat to national cohesion and peace in Nigeria today is the political leadership that is selfish and unpatriotic. In addition and in particular, the undemocratic mode of selection of political leaders in our party primaries is the greatest threat to national and unity. “Indeed, the mode of selection of party candidates during primaries is highly monitised. This is why leadership selection in Nigeria favours the highest bidder and often this is certainly the men who have stolen most from the national treasury. ADF is of the view that Ohuabunwa lost in the undemocratic delegates mode of selection in the Nigerian electoral system and that the masses of Nigeria had no hand in what happened at the National Stadium on May 28 and 29, 2022.”

This article was originally published on Naija News


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