The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Uche Secondus would be leading a delegation of National officers of the party to a mega rally holding in Umuahia, the Abia State capital organized by the State chapter of the party.
It was gathered that the rally which is expected to attract the presence of National and State Assembly lawmakers including other party stalwarts is scheduled to hold Wednesday September 12, 2018.
Unconfirmed report has it that the event would be used to welcome some APC and APGA defectors into the party’s fold in the state.
Briefing newsmen at the party Secretariat along Finbarrs road, Umuahia, on the readiness of the party for the event, the State chairman, Chief Johnson Onuigbo disclosed that Secondus would be coming with other members of the national working committee.
Onuigbo said that the essence of the rally was to showcase the party’s strength and to tell the entire globe that Abia State remains a PDP State.
“Abia is a PDP state with a lively party Secretariat. You hardly see a flag hovering around other parties in the state, no life there; but the PDP is always busy. Our party is a living political party”.
On the large number of aspirants jostling to pick the party’s expression of interest form for the upcoming primaries, the PDP chairman disclosed that it was inspired by the assurance the party gave to members of the PDP of a transparent primaries.
He said, his led executive traversed the entire local government areas of the state, informing aspirants that it would conduct a free, fair, transparent, credible and verifiable primaries, “that is why all the aspirants have confidence in the party”.
Onuigbo reassured that every aspirant must be subjected to a democratic process, insisting that the time of impunity and imposition of candidates are gone. “We will allow everybody to express his/her inalienable right”, he further assured.
In another development the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has adopted the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu as its sole candidate for the 2019 governorship election.
The State Chairman of the party, Sir Johnson Onuigbo disclosed this while briefing journalists after the statewide party’s caucus meeting held in Banquet Hall, Government House, Umuahia.
Sir Onuigbo said that the caucus which is the highest decision making body of the party met to discuss issues bordering on the progress of the party.
Presenting a communique on behalf of the caucus, the PDP State Secretary, Chief Ibe Nwadioha said the caucus passed a vote of confidence on the Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu for keeping the flag of the PDP flying and urged all members of the party to support him for a second term in office.
The communique equally commended the party leadership in the State for upholding the ideals of the party and support given to the Governor in which assists him in implementing party’s manifesto.
According to the communique, the PDP would ensure that the forthcoming primary elections in the State would be free and fair as all aspirants would be given a level playing ground