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Ex-Chairman Cautions Critics Against Destroying Ebonyi PDP

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The immediate past caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State, Nwele Peter Onyemaechi, is putting his foot down in the affairs of National Working Committee (NWC) warning against any more dissent, no more rebellion.

He noted that It was time for PDP members in Ebonyi to fall in line behind the caretaker New caretaker or face the consequences.

A group of influential party stakeholders, led by Senators Igwe Nwagu and Michael Ama Nnachi, have raised a red flag, complaining to the NWC that the caretaker committee is comprised of individuals who have switched allegiance to the APC.

Onyemaechi countered that the disgruntled group already has significant representation on the caretaker list, with nine of their preferred candidates included, while other party stakeholders like Senator Sam Egwu and Hon. Idu Igariwey were each allowed to submit a single nominee.

“I cannot understand why they are fretting and making so much noise. The National Working Committee, in her wisdom, is trying to make peace and bring everybody to a round table discussion, advocating that there should be nominees from each local government – one person from each local government, making it thirteen.

“Now, they went behind and did all the nominations by themselves and when other stakeholders complained, the NWC said that the NVC is supposed to nominate from his local government, Senator Dr. Sam Egwu as leader of the party, former governor, former senator and Idu Igariwey, the only person that survived the Obidient movement and won his election, they should now nominate.

“Now, out of these thirteen persons, they nominated four whereas these people that are shouting blue murder have nine. What are they talking about and why are they afraid? It is just sheer greed and the anxiety and quest to carry out their already hatched plan. If not, how would our candidate in the 2023 gubernatorial election be an appointee of the Lagos State APC government?

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“He is and always has been a member of the governing board of the Lagos State University. He is the first known Igbo man to be appointed into that board. The records are there. He is an appointee of the Lagos State APC and he is looking for structure in Ebonyi. What is he doing with it?

“His emergence as a governorship candidate of the party in 2023 saw the exit of foundation members of the party, including the likes of the former President of the Senate and former Secretary to the Government of the federal republic, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim; Senator Obinna Ogba, who has been a party chairman, council chairman; Sylvester Ogbaga was a four-time house of representatives member, former House of Assembly members and many people left the party.

It was reported that he resorted to coercive means to secure the party’s ticket, but his tactics ultimately backfired. Despite his efforts, he only managed to scrape together a meager victory in a single local government, losing the rest due to his disregard for the established rotation principle in Ebonyi State’s governorship. The consequences of his actions were stark, and yet, they seem intent on repeating the same mistake.

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