AS the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) holds its national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, today, the Rivers State, stakeholders of the party are anxious over perceived deft move to install an anointed chairmanship candidate.
Already, there is a quiet buzz within the stakeholders that the election of national officers scheduled to be conducted at the convention may be marred by irregularities.
Unconfirmed reports have it that some PDP governors had concluded plans to tamper with the process so that the candidates of their choice will win at the elections.
There are allegations already flying around that the governors had anointed a candidate for the post of national chairman which is causing rumblings among stakeholders.
Some geopolitical zones had by consensus endorsed some candidates for the posts allocated to their zones, but at the national level no candidate had been officially endorsed by any organ of the party.
Of great concern to some of the members is that the party may relapse into the old days of impunity which it desperately needs to put behind it to regain the confidence of members and the electorate
Many stakeholders have begun to question the structure and arrangements for the convention alleging that it was not deliberately designed to facilitate manipulation.
Already, there are rumours of alleged plans by some people to rig the chairmanship election. Some of the plans allegedly made to manipulate the election include temporary disruption of power supply and the snatching or switching of ballot boxes in the process.