A Second Republic Senator, Chief Onyeabor Obi, said on Wednesday that the over-bearing influence of political godfathers made the PDP to record misfortunes in Anambra State.
Obi told newsmen in Awka that Anambra belonged to the PDP, but the conflict of interest among its numerous godfathers affected the party in recent elections.
He said other political parties cashed in on the protracted intra-party crisis to wrest power from the party in the state.
According to him, godfatherism in the politics of the state was beginning to take its toll on the interest and participation of the electorate as their votes did not determine who became a party flag-bearer.
“During the 2011 National Assembly election, the PDP in Anambra had two candidates for each position being contested for, which to me is the highest form of indiscipline in the party,” Obi said.
He said the party would begin to take its pride of place the moment the rule of one man one vote was respected with minimal interference from the political godfathers at home and abroad.
Obi called for a change of attitude among the political-class, who see politics as a means of actualising private agenda instead of service to the people.
On the composition of South East delegates to the constitutional conference, Obi said it was okay, pointing out that there was no way every shade of interest could be carried along.
He said the number of the delegates to the conference was too large for any serious business.
He said the national dialogue was an opportunity for Nigerians to express their views, opinions and make useful suggestions and recommendations.