EXCLUSIVE – Mass Defection Of Enugu PDP Members, Chieftains To APC LoomsFeatured, Latest News, News From The State, Politics Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
Mass defection of aggrieved members of the ruling peoples Democratic party, PDP to the All Progressive Congress APC is looming in Enugu state.
African Examiner gathered that scores of unhappy PDP members including some serving national Assembly (NASS) lawmakers are already into secret serious discussion with the opposition party, which is now waxing strong in virtually all the 17 council Areas of the state.
The proposed dumping of the PDP umbrella for the APC broom by the federal lawmakers and other stake holders of the party from the area our Correspondent gathered, followed Governor Sullivan Chime’s pronouncement that all members of the National Assembly from the state who have served for two or more terms should return home in 2015.
However, if the recent threat by the former National Auditor of the PDP and factional chairman of the party in the state, Barrister Raymond Nnaji, is any thing to go by, one would say that the ruling party is in for another round of crisis that may consume it before the 2015 general polls.
Nnaji, who had few days ago, expressed total disappointment with the manner the state chairman, Vita Abba, has been piloting affairs of the party, vowed to returned to court to reclaim his position.
He expressed worry that rather than submit to the tenets of the party, certain officials, who were not part of its formation, had carried on as if they were above the party.
The one time factional chairman, who recalled how he emerged the state chairman of the party after its congress in 2008, vowed to reopen the matter with a view to unseating the incumbent leadership, led by Vita Abba, whom he accused of being part of the party’s problem in the state.
“I had to concede my position as chairman to Vita Abba on certain conditions, which have not been met and I am now going back to reclaim that position so that the correct thing can be done”.
“We have to correct terrible things happening in our party. These are people, who do not know when this party was formed, who did not contribute to the party and now want to destroy the party; we will not allow them to do so.”
Our Correspondent also reliably learnt that some of the PDP chieftains in the state who had already fallen out with Governor Chime, are now looking forward on the day of their formal declaration for the APC.
A source close to the opposition party in Enugu, told our Correspondent “that our doors are widely open to receive those from PDP and other parties, because our APC is for all Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliation.”
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