Anambra: Ubah, Oduah, others want PDP candidate substituted

Four governorship aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra State have written to the Governor of Enugu State , Mr . Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi ; and the Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee , Ahmed Makarfi , demanding the substitution of the party’ s candidate , Mr . Oseloka Obaze, in the November 18 , 2017 , election .
They include the lawmaker representing Anambra North Senatorial District , Stella Oduah ; a former Minister of State for Transportation , John Emeka; the Chairman of Capital Oil , Dr . Ifeanyi Ubah ; and Alex Obiogbolu .
In separate letters to Ugwuanyi and Makarfi , copies of which The PUNCH sighted on Sunday , the aspirants , who were aggrieved with the conduct of the August 28 , 2017 , governorship primary of the PDP in Anambra , insisted that Obaze should be disqualified .
In a letter dated September 10 , 2017 and addressed to Ugwuanyi , the aggrieved aspirants pointed out that Obaze would not receive their support if the party failed to address their grievances .
It read in part , “The national leadership of our party should consider and nominate another aspirant as governorship candidate amongst the under listed, who were cleared and are capable of flying the party ’ s flag : Prince John Emeka , Dr . Alex Obiogbolu , Senator Stella Oduah , and Chief Ifeanyi Ubah .
“ The nomination of Mr . Oseloka Obaze, who was not qualified to contest the election , shall not receive our support . ”
In the letter jointly signed by the four aspirants and titled , ‘ Re : Invitation to Meeting Scheduled for September 11 ,’ they recalled that Ugwuanyi called them to a peace meeting at the Government House Enugu on September 11 to resolve the crisis .
In the letter to Makarfi , dated September 13 , 2017 , and titled , ‘ Aspirants ’ Submission On Issues Surrounding the 2017 Anambra PDP Primary Election, ’ the aggrieved aspirants insisted that the August 28 primary that produced Obaze was marred with irregularities and his emergence as candidate was unconstitutional .