Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Abia Guber 2023: I will not be part of PDP primaries – Abaribe

NEWS DIGEST – Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has said he will not be partaking in the governorship primary elections of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Wednesday 25th of May.

The Senate Minority Leader disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, titled – ‘Notice of Non-Participation in the Abia PDP Gubernatorial Primaries’.

Abaribe cited failure to establish a level-playing field for all aspirants vying for elective offices in the state, to participate equally in the primary elections and the interferences of godfathers as a major reason why he was opting out of the exercise.

According to the lawmaker, matters grew worse, when the party sought to use “only an imaginary 3-man Adhoc delegates” to the exclusion of the party’s statutory delegates in the primary elections, even when INEC had stated that no congress held in Abia State for that purpose.

This he says without a doubt has put the party and her candidates in a quagmire.

“Accordingly, I Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe will not be part of this charade,” the parliamentarian declared.

“I am therefore not participating in the exercise, which means that I will not be part of the PDP governorship primary election that holds in Abia State on Wednesday 25th of May, 2022 as doing so would have amounted to endorsement of an illegality that is already being challenged in the courts.”

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