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Published On: Mon, Feb 24th, 2014

Kalu to PDP: Days of election rigging over

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From Suleiman Idris, Lagos

The former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has warned the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the days of election rigging were over, even as he posited that the growing acceptance of the APC poses a big threat to the ruling party.

Speaking over the weekend, the former governor urged the ruling party to put its house in order to avert what he called “implosion” of the party before 2015 general election.

Kalu said it is time for PDP members to close ranks and avoid undemocratic practices; else its style of governance could engender the revolt of the people.

He said the old practices in the PDP in which party primaries and elections are decided before the outcome of results are no more fashionable.

“The PDP should really know that the All Progress Congress (APC) is a big challenge to the PDP, that the more the party comes together to work, the better for everybody. This is because there is a big challenge from the opposition party”, he said.

He added, “I see the country moving towards two party structures and if the country follows that, it is good for democracy, the country and even the poor people.”

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