Nine aggrieved governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State have said they may resort to legal action if the national leadership of the party fails to address their complaints about last Sunday’s ward congresses.
The PUNCH had reported that nine aspirants boycotted the ward congress to pick delegates that will decide the party’s governorship candidate during the primary scheduled for February 22.
The nine aggrieved aspirants are Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, Anselm Ojezua, Felix Akhabue, Ambassador Martin Uhomoibhi, Hafia Umoru, Omosede Igbinedion, Dr Earl Onaiwu and Arthur Esene.
However, Igbinedion has pulled out of the group.
The Edo State PDP Chairman, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, had told them to take their complaints before the party’s appeal panel in Abuja.
Speaking for the aggrieved aspirants, Anslem Ojezua, in an interview on Sunday, said, “If you build on a failed foundation, the result would still be faulty at the end.
“We will follow the party machinery and if they continue with what they are doing, we will continue to remind them about the danger involved in their actions.
“We will take whatever steps available to us but at the moment we have an internal dispute resolution mechanism of the party. We are taking advantage of that, even though the party has not responded, we will do our bit.
“If at the end the party didn’t listen to us, we will take any option available to us. It is when we exhaust all this that we can take legal action to protect our rights,” he said.
Ojezua called on their supporters and party members to remain calm, saying at the appropriate time, they would know who to hold responsible for the party misfortune in Edo State.
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