Civil Society Committee For Anambra Election Security (CISCAES), an election security and peace action committee, headed by a renowned social entrepreneur and peace activist, Comrade Kennedy Iyere, has congratulated the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party PDP for the conduct of a credible, transparent, free and fair primary, which culminated into the emergence of a widely accepted candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, as the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party, in the forthcoming November 6 guber poll in Anambra State.
This which was disclosed In a release signed by Conrade Kennedy Iyere,
Civil Society Committee For Anambra Election Security further stated that the coalition of CSOs had earlier raised an alarm, few days ago, over the perceived intention to rig the Primary, which in the process indicted some key officials of the Party. Those key Party Officials indicted in the Group’s Protest Letters signed by Comrade Iyere, were able to clear themselves, after the wide publication of the protest letters, in order to ensure the authenticity of their claim of innocence.
The statement also revealed that the CISCAES stakeholders, were largely on ground to monitor the Primary and report derived by the Group’s monitoring team was vindictive. All thanks goes to Col.Austine Alobundu, the National Organising Security of the PDP, for allowing a credible Primary. We also want the leadership of the APC and APGA to borrow some lessons from Uche Secondus and his team, is our earnest desire that with the successful conclusion of this primary, the party would reach out to aspirants who have participated in the primary with the aim of pacifying them and incorporating these persons into Val Ezeigbo’s campaign proper as this will promote peaceful conduct of the election processes in general.
Similarly, the CSOs had earlier raised an alarm of attempt of certain officials within the party that wanted to scuttle the process thereby creating an unhealthy atmosphere that often lead to crisis.
According to the release, “We wish to extend our heartiest congratulations to Mr.Valentine for emerging as the winner of the primary, this followed a tedious campaign.
“We therefore extend our hands of fellowship to both Mr Ozigbo, the PDP and other aspirants. We encourage you to join other aspirants from other party to work with our election security network that is geared towards promoting peaceful Governorship election slated for November this year”.