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Interview: I have no plans of dumping PDP- Gov Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has reiterated that he has no plans of dumping the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Ikpeazu in an interview on Friday said he believed that people from Abia State are comfortable with PDP.

According to him, the aspirations of the state will be met under the leadership of the PDP.

He said, “I don’t begrudge those who jump political platforms but for me, I have not seen any reason why I should leave PDP.

“The music of politics as it plays differs from one day to another. Here in Abia, I think that ndi Abia are comfortable with PDP.

“I think the aspirations of ndi Abia will be met under the platform of the PDP. Nobody has been able to convince me that there is a better party for us in Abia than the PDP.

“Not until that happens I am a strong member of PDP, I am a leader in PDP and in fact, I am the deputy chairman of the PDP Governors Forum. I will rather be a conductor in a moving vehicle than a driver of the stationary vehicle.”

Abia Governor Ikpeazu is not going to APC – Commissioner

The Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu has debunked rumours making rounds that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is planning to move to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Kalu in a telephone chat this morning, told Jungle Journalist Media Limited that the rumour is only true in the minds of those who created it, for whatever motive they have in mind.

“Where is that happening?”, he responded, when confronted with the question. “We are PDP, and we will remain PDP. The governor has no such plans”, he stated.

Recall that it has been in the media that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, former president Goodluck Jonathan, Senator Ike Ekweremmadu and former governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha were planning to join the APC.

Details of Abia PDP Congress, as Alwell Okere emerge state chairman

The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected a new executive with a Former Speaker Abia House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere as the State Chairman and Hon. Obinna Nwachukwu as deputy.

The Chairman polled a total of 2,105 votes while his Deputy Obinna Nwachukwu garnered 2051 votes.
Addressing party faithfuls at the end of the the State Congress of the party held at the Umuahia Township Stadium, Governor and leader of the party in the State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu congratulated the newly elected PDP State Executive and Working Committee on their emergence. He also thanked the Chairman of the Electoral Committee and his team for a job well done and reminded the incoming executive of the PDP that the party is one family.

According to the Governor , despite winning elections in the past, the tasks of winning elections cannot be taken for granted and therefore charged the new executive to ensure that the party grows from strength to strength in order to continue recording electoral victories.

In that regard, the Governor charged the new executive to begin work immediately, traversing every nook and cranny of the State and reminding party faithfuls of the need to cooperate with the new party leadership in the State. He said he has no doubt that the new Chairman is capable of leading the party to the path of victory and disclosed that the State PDP is willing to help the party at the national level to regain power.

The Governor, who said that PDP seems to be the only hope of the people called on aggrieved members of the party to seek redress within the available channels in the party.

Announcing the results, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Rt . Hon. Kenneth Okon thanked the Governor for his patience and appreciated the delegates for conducting themselves accordingly.

Earlier, National Organising Secretary of the PDP, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd) stressed the need for peaceful running of the party by the new executive and urged them to take the party to the next level, especially as the party was getting ready for the next general elections.

Also speaking earlier, the acting Caretaker Committee, PDP Abia State chapter, Chief P.C Onyegbu called on the new State executive to run a unified party devoid of rancour and ensure no factions exist as it was in the outgoing executive.

Other State officers that emerged were;

Zonal Chairman, North: Chief Amah Abraham

Zonal Chairman, Central: Hon. Chukwu Ezebuiro

Zonal Chairman, South: Chief David Chigbu

State Secretary: Barr. David Iro

Assistant Secretary, North:Ndubuisi Ukaegbu

Asst. Scretary, Central: Prince Obinna Okey

Asst. Secretary, South: Rich Nwagbara

State Treasurer: Prince Ben Okezie

Asst. Treasurer North: Chief Isaac Elekwa

Asst. Treasurer, Central: Obioha Nwosu

Asst. Treasurer, South: Chukwudi Dike

State Financial Secretary: Chinyere Onuoha

Assistant Financial Sec: Chief Emmanuel Awa

State Legal Adviser: Barr. Dan Nkaru

State Assistant Legal Adviser: Barr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Nwangwa

State Publicity Secretary: Chief Fabian Nwankwo

Assistant State Publicity: Godfrey Ogbonna

State Auditor: Hon. Gabriel Okereke Elendu

Assistant State Auditor: Prince Arthur Ajuzieogu

State Organising Secretary: Chief Victor Ebere

Asst. Organising Secretary, North: Ndubuisi Onugo

Asst. Organising Secretary, Central: Barr. Obinna Nwaogwugwu

Asst. Organising Secretary, South: Barr. Eze Onwunma

State Woman Leader: Lolo Christy Emenike

Asst. Woman Leader, North: Mrs Nwaoma Mgbeoye

Asst. Central: Mrs. Gloria Agumuo

Asst. South: Mrs. Ogbonna Best

State Youth Leader: Chief Patrick Onwuka

Asst.Youth Leader, North: Hon. Mba Akuma

Asst.Youth Leader, Central: Okpokpo Christopher

Asst. Youth Leader, South: Okechukwu Chinedu

Ex-officio members:
Mrs. Comfort Wamanta
Mrs. Love Onina,
Peter Nwaokonko,
Nduka Nwarisara,
Sunday Nwakudo
Madubuike Onochie.

The event which attracted many party faithfuls including the Deputy Governor, Speaker and members of the State Assembly, Members of the National Assembly, Local Government Party executive among others featured taking of oath of office and observation of a minute silence in honour of the late PDP State Chairman, Sir. Johnson Onuigbo while delegates wore facemasks in line with the NCDC guidelines.