Stanley Osifo on of the Presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party Primaries held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, says that Atiku Abubakar who finally emerged as the Partys Flag bearer was imposed on the Part.
He has further threatened to take a legal action if the Executive of PDP does not address the issue he has raised.
Mr. Osifo made this known to reporters at a press conference he held in Lagos in which he declared the PDP Party primaries as null and void. In his opinion, it did not follow laid down rules and regulations.
He said that he was not allowed to participate in the exercise despite having obtained the required document and fulfilled the conditions that should enable him to participate in the convention.
Read some of the statements he made during the press conference below:
“I, therefore, call on the party to address this germane issue in the next 48 hours, a failure which, we will proceed to court to seek redress. Therefore, the primary that produced the party’s presidential candidate is null and void.”
“I have written two letters to the party and the chairman on the matter. But my complaint was not taken seriously and we would not relent until we get justice because we will continue to pursue the matter,”
“There is no doubt; this is the height of impunity in the party. Before I decided to participate in the election, I met and discussed with the party leadership. As such, I obtained the form to enable me to participate”.
“Incidentally, when the party was meeting the aspirants to have a discussion on primaries, I was never invited and only got to know about the development in the media. It is instructive to note that if the party did not want me to participate, why should it collect the money I paid for expression of interest to contest forms?”
“I have addressed the same allegation in the past alleging that I am a mole in the party. I must make it clear again that nobody can use me to derail the PDP. I believe in the cohesiveness of the party, but it is not laying a good example,”