The Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) has announced the dissolution of its Anambra State Executive Committee members over non-performance.
The National Chairman of the PPA, Chief Peter Ameh who announced the dissolution at the end of the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting of the party said the executive were also spreading unfounded rumour with the intention of causing disaffection within the organs of the PPA.
“We have set- up a 13-man caretaker committee to run the party affairs for three months pending the conduct of a fresh state congress,” the chairman said.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the new caretaker committee members includes: Dan Igbokwubili, chairman; Onyebichi Okahigwe, deputy chairman (north); Leo Uchendu, deputy chairman (central); Ifeanyi Odikaesieme, deputy chairman (south); K N Mmaduako, Secretary and Mrs Ndidi Okoye, treasurer among others.
It was gathered that the action might not be unconnected with the reported support of governor Willie Obiano during the last election in the state as against chief Godwin Ezeemo who was the party’s candidate in the November 2017 governorship election.
The party also back local government autonomy and commended the National Assembly and state governors whose states assemblies have passed the Local Government Autonomy Bill.
“We also want to put our weight behind the proposed amendment of the Electoral Act regarding the order of the 2019 General Elections. It is very significant to note that it will further enrich our developing democratic space. This development will help in eliminating the continuous dominance of election victory of one political party due to the queue behind syndrome which most times encourage a situation whereby all sorts of person are elected based on the outcome of the presidential election,” Ameh said.
While calling for the scrapping of the state electoral commissions, the PPA boss said the reported manipulation of the recent Kano local government elections has only added to the list of frauds perpetrated by state electoral commissions and therefore suggest the establishment of an independent national body to conduct council polls or transfer the mandate to INEC.