Two chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi State Chapter, Boniface Igwe, and Emmanuel Uka, made it known in their statement that the resignation of six former local government party chairmen and other prominent leaders will not in any way weaken the opposition party.
Recalls that Senator Obinna Ogba, a House of Representative member Ebonyi Central Zone in the Red Chamber for eight years, and Livinus Makwe, a former House of Representatives member representing Ohaozara, Onicha, and Ivo federal constituency, also resigned from the party.
Igwe and Uka, who are staunch supporters of the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the last general election, Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, while reacting to the development stated that the resignations wouldn’t in any way weaken the party in Ebonyi State.
In a joint statement issued by Igwe and Uka on Monday. They criticized Ogba, Makwe, and the six former local government party chairmen for switching their allegiance from the PDP to that of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“These people were allegedly working against the party’s interests during the 2023 election, so their resignations did not come as a surprise to the party.”
“We are committed to using legal means to reclaim the mandate that was freely given to the party by the Ebonyi electorate, who came out in large numbers to vote for AnyiChuks as their governor.”
“So, this issue of resignation and the planned defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a mere distraction. As a party, we remain focused on reclaiming our mandate, and this is a commitment we owe our people,” they stated.”