Dr. Godwin Maduka, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) contestant, has denied attempts to exclude him from competing in the next party primaries on June 26, 2021, ahead of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.
During a weekend interview with a group of journalists in Awka, Maduka described the claim as the product of those who did not want the PDP to bring democracy dividends to Ndi-Anambra after 16 years in opposition.
According to him, “I did not violate any agreement. I am a strong PDP member who believes in the vision and mission of the party at any given condition. My mission for the race is to revive the deteriorated economic position of Anambra State, using PDP to achieve it.
“The people that came to Dr Godwin Maduka Foundation, located along Enugu-Onitsha expressway Awka, was a group known as Greater Anambra.
“The group came to pray and endorsed me to govern the state and at the end of the prayers, the management of the Foundation gave me their praying fee, which any individual or organisation can do the same.”
He appealed to his co-contesters to desist from politics of bitterness and hate.
It’s gathered that a socio-political organisation, under the umbrella of Independent Leaders Forum (ILF), during a press conference, held in Awka, on Saturday, called for the disqualification of the aspirant over plans to bribe statutory delegates at the forthcoming party’s primaries, slated for June 26, 2021.
The group accused Dr Maduka of violating the agreement signed by all the 16 aspirants contesting under PDP, that no aspirant should give more than 3,000/5,000 naira to statutory delegates during meetings or consultations with them.