Nnewi—Aggrieved members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Onitsha North and South federal constituency yesterday in Onitsha protested against what they described as imposition of incapacitated and medically unfit candidate on them.
Spokesman of the protesters and former Minority Leader, Anambra State House of Assembly, Ifeanyi Ibegbu alleged that the party was imposing a medically unfit candidate on them.
He said they were shocked and surprise that the party was imposing one Emeka Idu on them, despite failing in the primaries.
“We are worried about the imposition of candidates; we want to tell the party that we say no to imposition of candidates on us.
“We want the people that will represent us, especially in the House of Representatives, to be very rich in knowledge, somebody that is capable and medically fit.
“We cannot accept somebody that is medically unfit to represent the good people of Onitsha North and South Federal Constituency, how can the party impose a candidate who has spinal cord problem on us, if he gets there how can he cope with the stressful activities of lawmaking,” Ibegbu said
He said they had made appeals and representation to the national leadership of P.D.P to address their complains but regretted that the party ignored them,
“We have Lynda Ikpeazu who once represented us, we have Princess Ifeyinwa Anazonwu, a Maritime expert, and Cyril Egwuatu who is the incumbent lawmaker representing the federal constituency but all of a sudden, they are presenting one Emeka Idu to come and represent us, the party is contemplating failure in the election,” he said.
However, when Vanguard contacted Emeka Idu, he said he is medically fit and had been engaging in campaigns in all the wards in his federal constituency.