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With the state of chaos among the PDP family of Isiala Mbano, it is likely that they may not be able to produce a flagbearer for 2023 House of Assembly elections unless there is a change in plans prior to the House of Assembly primary elections.
It was reliably gathered that members of the party are sprouting for shutdown over a perceived imposition of the incumbent LGA party chairman, Mr Pius Omar on the people as the party’s candidate.
From information scooped by The Eastern Updates, Pius Omar is the current PDP Chairman of Isiala Mbano Local Government Area. He is also in the State Assembly race to represent the Isiala Mbano come 2023.
Following the manner he declared his intentions, stakeholders and greater members of the umbrella party from the area have threatened to work against PDP at all levels in the forthcoming general elections, should they go ahead forcing the said Omar on them.
It was also disclosed that contrary to the PDP’s constitution which stipulates that before any incumbent officer should vie for any elective position, such a person should resign 3 months before the Primaries, Omar never followed the constitutional provisions, rather, he went ahead to jump into the race while still holding the position as party’s chairman.
He was further accused of boasting that him being Honourable Emeka Ihedioha’s product as an LGA party chairman, no one would get the ticket except him.
Indications are rife that his continued boasting and self-presentation as the best candidate led to a counterclaim by the party members who have promised a total failure for the PDP in Isiala Mbano if they persist in returning Omar as the candidate in May 2022 primaries.
The chairman was further accused of stepping on many toes within the period he held sway, which the members consider a mark of failure if he flags the Assembly candidature for PDP.
According to reports, instead of Mr. Pius Omar emerging as the PDP candidate, they would prefer any of the two aspirants also in the race who have neither stepped on toes nor have been rejected by the party faithful.
A top party chieftain of PDP who do not want his name on print had reiterated that:
“Isiala Mbano PDP is about to make a great mistake that will sweep it off if the State and LGA leadership go ahead in foisting Chief Pius Omar on us. If Omar is presented as the party’s candidate in the coming weeks for Isiala Mbano Assembly ticket, PDP is finished. They won’t get any vote for any other elective position;
“The best thing is for PDP to re-strategize and take a fresh person that has not stepped on any toe to fly the party’s flag;
“There are other aspirants in the game who can do very much better with undented antecedents. They should be given the chance and allow the delegates to chose the best, not imposing a man who have problems with different people to be our candidate, but if they insist, it’s RIP for the PDP in Isiala Mbano LGA”, he roared.
The Eastern Updates