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14 members of Okigwe Zonal PDP dump party



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  • Says party no longer represents their political aspirations

From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri

The entire leadership of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) in Okigwe zone ( Imo North Senatorial zone ) have resigned their membership of the party in the state, saying that the PDP no longer represents their political aspirations.

It would be recalled that former governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha has resigned his membership of the party, stating that the party is no longer capable of enforcing its rules or the capacity to carry out internal reforms.

They accused the National leadership of ignoring the ongoing crisis in the state chapter of the party despite several representations and entreaties on the matter and have refused to resolve it.

Addressing a press conference on behalf of the Okigwe Zonal executive of the party in Owerri, Imo State capital, Sir Stanley Ekezie, said that the National leadership has failed to function as a strong and virile opposition party, but has rather set itself on a collision course with complete failure and decline.

The statement which read: “Sequel to recent occurrences and happenings in the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), We the Okigwe zonal Committee and its top leadership, at an emergency meeting held earlier today, Tuesday 23rd April 2024, have arrived at the conclusion that the developments witnessed at the recent Board of Trustees, National Caucus, National Executive committee meetings respectively at Abuja, have indubitably demonstrated that the hitherto formidable PDP has, from every indication, not only failed to function as a strong and virile opposition party but has rather set itself on collision course with complete failure and decline.

Continuing, ” Those of us in the South East, and in Imo state in particular have had to contend with contrived, prolonged and ongoing crisis, which the National leadership of the party, despite several representations and entreaties on the matter, has ignored, neglected or refused to resolve. All of these inevitably culminated in the dismal and disgraceful results recorded by the party during the off-season governorship election in November 2023, over which the PDP at the National level still playing the ostrich.

It added, ” As a consequence, therefore, and in consideration of these acts of disdain and disregard for the leadership of the South East PDP, we have unanimously resolved to tender our individual and collective resignations from the party, through our respective Ward Chairmen across the six local governments Areas of Imo North Senatorial District.

We will in due course, be making public our next political steps, after relevant deliberations and wide consultations on the issue. “

Present at the press conference were; Mrs Amarachi Owuamanam, former acting Okigwe Zonal chairman, Sir Stanley Ekezie, for Ex officio of South East zonal PDP, Chief Chris Okewuluonu, former Chief of Staff, Government House under Former Governor Emeka Ihedioha, Hon Jonas Okeke former House of Reps Member. Others are the State Legal adviser, Kissinger Ikeokwu, State Publicity Secretary, Mazi Mmerenini,