National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday ordered embittered aspirants who lost out to Charles Soludo in the struggle for the party’s ticket for 2010 governorship elections in Anambra State to either support the party’s choice or look elsewhere to achieve their ambitions. He said they could go for other political parties in their search for gubernatorial tickets.
Ogbulafor declared that the fight against Soludo’s candidature at whatever level would not achieve anything tangible as the party’s decision was irreversible, no matter what happens.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Anambra State Caretaker Committee of the party at its national secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, Ogbulafor stated that the will of the party supersede anyone’s ambition, adding that those who are uncomfortable with the choice of Soludo could take the exit out of the party.
Chris Uba and his group, Annie Okonkwo, Nicholas Ukachukwu, Kenneth Odidika are among a horde of stakeholders and aspirants who have vowed never to work with Soludo before, during and after the elections.
They claimed that his imposition as the candidate for the election was an affront on their collective integrity as loyal party members.
The inauguration of the caretaker committee scheduled for Monday was delayed for 24 hours due to intervention of President Umaru Yar’Adua who called Ogbulafor to the Villa, while the inauguration was about to begin on Monday.
Expressing the determination of the party to hold on to the choice of Soludo against all odds, Ogbulafor in his opening remarks at the inauguration said: “Time has come when we must set aside all misunderstandings and complaints, all governorship aspirants from Anambra State must put hand on deck.
“Every party or association and town union have constitution that guides them. If you come into an association you better abide by the constitution of that association or town union. When you don’t like it, you quietly walk out.
“PDP has a constitution that guides us and we stick to our constitution and we don’t see why people should be taking the party to court,” the PDP chieftain said.