Soludo: Don’t interfere in our affair, APGA group warns PDP

The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been warned to steer clear of the internal politics of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), as the opposition party makes arrangements to elect its flag bearer for the Anambra State governorship election.

A group within APGA, Ikemba Front in APGA (IKE-FRONT), said the move by PDP to intervene in the internal politics of APGA with a view to stopping former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Chukwuma Soludo, from getting the APGA ticket, will be resisted with all necessary force.

Soludo was a former member of PDP, who contested the Anambra State governorship election in 2010 on the platform of PDP, but lost to Peter Obi of APGA.

However, having switched over to APGA to recontest the Anambra State governorship election coming up in November, news has round that PDP is making plans to intervene in APGA’s internal politics with a view to stopping Soludo.

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In a statement issued on Tuesday, the group said the report of PDP meddlesomeness in the party will not be taken lightly, “as it is an affront on not only the leadership of APGA, but the entire Igbo land”

According to the group, APGA is the soul and body of a greater majority of Igbo, both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora, and should not be left to the whims and caprices of PDP.

The group warned PDP to face its numerous crises and allow APGA and its members to decide who would represent their best interest.

“The news that PDP leadership at the highest level is plotting to influence the choice of APGA candidature in the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State, is simply despicable and therefore totally unacceptable to the entire members of our great party.

“APGA is in contest for who becomes governor of Anambra State from March next year, when our dynamic leader, Mr. Peter Obi, would be concluding his tenure.

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“To that effect, the interest of PDP in who becomes APGA candidate is in bad fate.