The State Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has frowned at the various centrifugal tendencies by some groups in the State in recent times that are capable of causing disaffection in the Party.
In a communique issued at the end of the meeting of the State Working Committee of the Party in Umuahia endorsed by the Chairman, Chief Allwell Asiforo Okere, Secretary, David Iro and Publicity Secretary, Chief Fabian Nwankwo, the Party stated that there has been communiques and press releases after meetings by these groups staking claims to the governorship seat of the State in 2023.
According to the party, while the rights to association and freedom of speech and expression are constitutionally guaranteed, the Party believes that such tendencies, communiques and press releases are premature and capable of distracting the Party from its resolve to build a solid all inclusive Party structure capable of winning the 2023 general election, adding that it also has the tendency of distracting Governor Okezie Ikpeazu from focusing on the gigantic and monumental projects he is executing in the State.
The State PDP passed a vote of implicit confidence on Governor Ikpeazu and urged him not to be distracted by the ill-advised meetings and decisions taken thereafter.
The Party directed all its officers at all levels particularly at the State level to desist from attending factional or sectional meetings aimed at the zoning of the 2023 governorship or any other position as the case may be in the State.
The State PDP warned Party Officers against signing any decision, communique or press release issued at any of such meetings, maintaining that the Party shall henceforth sanction any officer at any level who signs any such communique or press release.
The Party further directed all members to shun any act capable of heating up the polity of the State, pointing out that the State PDP is at the stage of consolidating and expanding the Party base in order to sustain the growth of the Party in the State. The State Working Committee of the PDP further requested that its Stakeholders and Party faithful to always liaise with the State Secretariat for information to enable them key into the Party programs, decisions and calendar from time to time in the interest of the Party