National Chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mr Ralph Nwosu has asserted that the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are ineligible to contest the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state set to hold on November 6.
The listed parties had recently encountered troubles with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over controversies arising from their primary polls.
Speaking to journalists at a news conference in Awka on Tuesday, Nwosu stated that these political parties did not conduct proper primary elections to nominate their governorship candidates.
The ADC chairman warned that allowing these parties to contest the polls will be the greatest injustice in the history of Nigeria.
“History will record it as a disaster to our democracy.
“They have no right to contest in the governorship election because their primaries were not properly conducted, they dishonored party system and there was no clear congress that nominated their candidates.
“The leadership crisis in these parties is beginning to show. Anambra has become a laughing stock in the country and it does not promote democracy,” he said.
Nwosu added that ADC, has come to be a “Third Force” to be reckoned with in the state having conducted one of the best and transparent primary elections in the country.
“Our DNA is about discipline, perseverance and transparency and the people are beginning to crave for a ‘Third Force’ after the two big parties in the country.
“ADC is that ‘Third Force’. Go and check the facts, out of the total votes cast in the 2019 general elections, ADC came third.
“If not for the problems of corruption and power of incumbency, ADC would have had about five governors in the 2019 general election.
“We are relying on the will of the people to throw ADC up as the number one party in the country,” the statement further read in part.