All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Chibudum Nwuche has said that what led to the dwindling fortunes of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the lack of justice in the way and manner it operated at all levels.
He added that the first litmus test for the success of any political party is premised on the fact that party faithful and indeed anybody contesting or aspiring for any political position on the platform of the party must have a sense of being treated fairly and justly too.
The former deputy speaker spoke at the National secretariat of the APC during the inauguration of the Screening and Appeals Committee for the upcoming Edo gubernatorial elections which he serves as Chairman, while Senator Nimbe Mamora is the chairman of the Appeals Committee.
“What makes a party strong is the justice it dispenses in the selection of candidates and the screening exercise is the first in that process.
“What killed many parties in the past including the PDP is injustice. In APC, I know that will not happen”, Nwuche said.
While inaugurating the committees, the National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Isunazo said the party assembled eminent members of the party just as he charged the members to discharge their duties dispassionately, assuring them of the support of party leadership.
“If you bring an aspirant that is not qualified and he runs the election on our ticket and wins and the other people go to court, our party will lose to a party that came second, so your duty is very critical”, he said.
Twelve aspirants will be participating in the screening exercise and subsequent primaries, 11 of which are male and a female.
The seven-man Screening committee include Nwuche as Chairman, Sen. Olubunmi Adetunmbi, Sen. Caleb Zagi, Mrs. Mary Enwongulu as members.
Other members are, Hajia Aisha Aliyu, Hon. Kizito Martins while Dr. (Mrs.) Oyibo Obasi serves as the committee secretary.