The governorship candidate
of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Tony Nwoye, says he left the Peoples
Democratic Party because of the impunity orchestrated by members of the party
and allowed by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Nwoye said this during the Anambra State governorship debate organised by
Channels Television on Sunday.
said the problem started after he won the ticket of the party for the 2013
governorship election and assured voters in Anambra that he is a loyal party
man who had no choice than to leave the PDP.
PDP, then presided over by the former President, supervised and ensured that
Tony Nwoye would not be a candidate. I had to battle through the court,” he
to him, despite the lack of support in that election, he remained loyal to the
party. However, the party was bent on frustrating him as it also refused to
allow his inauguration after he subsequently won a House of Representatives.
sabotaged me but I still remained in the party, a loyal party man. This was a
party I served as financial secretary, a party I served as a state chairman. (Under
me) PDP won the entire state House of Assembly (seats), the entire National
Assembly (seats) except one seat, and even (won) the governorship,” said.
the whole thing was done, I still remained steadfast with the PDP; a party
(under which) I won House of Reps (election), but they refused to swear me in,
a party that jeopardised me and supported APGA another party.”
he was willing to put all that aside, the failure of the PDP to hold state
congresses he considered transparent proved to be the final straw.
2015, August, I said ‘let us do free and fair congresses. Let Anambra people
decides who will lead them. Somebody, somewhere in Abuja, my friend Olisa Metuh
said ‘No’. They will stay in Abuja and write congress results,” Mr Nwoye said.
would not allow people to determine who leads them. He would not allow Ekwueme
who formed this party (the people where he comes from) to determine who will
lead this party. That was why I left; impunity, impunity, impunity.”
Nwoye insisted that regardless of all that happened he remains “a man of honour
and integrity. (Channels)