PDP group advocates true reconciliation in Ebonyi


Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odi

PDP group advocates true reconciliation in Ebonyi

By Valentine Amanze

AnyiChuks Campaign Organization has called for unity and a speedy reconciliation among the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Ebonyi State ahead of the 2023 general election.

Mr. Abia Onyike, the director of media & publicity, AnyiChuks Campaign Organization, made the appeal in response to Senator Obinna Ogba’s recent statement on the crisis rocking the party in the state.

In a statement titled, “The time for truth and reconciliation has come,” the organization lamented that the crisis rocking the PDP in Ebonyi State was self-inflicted logjam which was caused by a weak leadership.

It also assured that the crisis would be resolved soon if the party must rise to the occasion in the state as a liberation movement in the hands of Ebonyi people to free themselves from the atrocities of the incumbent APC government in the state.

The organization pointed out that the resolution of the crisis could be achieved not through falsehood or blatant lies to the people of Ebonyi.

“Our teeming members and the ordinary people on the streets need to be told the true situation of things so that they can face the situation squarely and take their destiny into their own hands.

“The PDP governorship candidate today is Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odi. He won the Primary Election conducted by the PDP on 28 and 29 of May, 2022. The 3-man Delegates List used for the Primary Election was the outcome of the State PDP Congress of 7th May, 2022 which was eventually recognised by the PDP National Working Committee (NWC). That Primary Election was properly authorized by the PDP NWC  and was peacefully conducted, with the INEC mornitoring the exercise in line with the Electoral Guidelines and the 2022 Electoral Act.  An attempt by the opposition to cancel the successfully conducted  Primary Election suffered a set-back.

“The parallel Primaries conducted on the 4th and 5th of June, was an anti-democratic intervention by some powerful forces who were hell-bent on reversing the popular will of the people. The ruling of the Federal High Court in Abakaliki on June 7, 2022 restoring the authenticity of the first primaries which elected Dr Odi was a historic confirmation of the democratic will of Ebonyi PDP cadres as against the dictatorship and imposition by a few Godfathers,” it stated.

It further explained that on June 10, 2022, the national body of the party obeyed the Court Order by forwarding the names of all the candidates elected during the legitimate primaries of 28 and June 29, 2022 to INEC, stressing that the processing of their forms had commenced.

The organization however assured that the PDP Governorship candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odi, was willing and ready to provide leadership and to reconcile the members of the party after the divisions arising from the internal power struggle.

“We appeal to the leaders and members of our great party in the state to embrace the path of maturity and reconciliation at this moment to enable us focus on the common enemy as we gradually approach the 2023 general elections.

“We should quickly recover from the fallouts of the primary elections and close ranks in the interest of our people and the future of the state,” the group stated.




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