Members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, led by its National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, waited in vain on Wednesday to receive Senator Andy Uba and his brother, Chris, who were summoned to come and explain the roles they played during the conduct of a parallel governorship primary in Anambra State.
Others summoned were Ejike Oguebego, Chief Benji Udeozor and Mrs. Tonia Nwankwu.
None of them appeared before the NWC members at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja, the venue of the expected hearing on the summons.
Mr. Tony Nwoye is the candidate recognised by the party as its governorship candidate.
He emerged the winner of the primary conducted by agents of the party, led by the Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema.
But Uba won the primary conducted by Oguebego, the man recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the chairman of the party in Anambra State.
Apart from the fact that the Ubas were summoned, the party also asked the police to investigate how the duo and others got sensitive materials for the conduct of the primary.
A statement signed by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Tony Okeke, condemned the actions of the five people.
Meanwhile, the party has postponed the screening of aspirants for the Saturday mini national convention.
The Chairman of the PDP Screening Committee, Senator Victor Udoma-Egba (SAN), confirmed the postponement in an interview with journalists in Abuja.
He said the postponement was informed by the complaint by candidates for the election, who said the notice was too short.
Ndola-Egba also said some zones needed time to decide on whether they would present a single candidate for the position allocated to their zones.
He said, “Some members complained that the notice was too short. Besides, we want to see if the zones can reach common grounds on the positions zoned to them. I know some zones have already agreed and others are still in the process of achieving it and you know that if you are able to reach a common position, it would facilitate the screening.”