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PDP leaders reject inclusion of APC members in caretaker committee

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State have rejected the alleged inclusion of former members who resigned their membership and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the caretaker committee.

This was contained in a protest letter signed by the deputy governorship candidate of the party, Chief Paulinus Igwe, Senator Michael Nnachi and others.

The stakeholders said that it was embarrassing that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party made a volte face and reneged on an earlier decision by throwing away the list submitted by the critical stakeholders of the PDP.

The leaders noted that the NWC brought out an entirely new list that featured names of members of the party who resigned from the party and declared openly as members of the APC.

They gave the names of the former members of the party as Hon Udeh Akaji, Hon Francis Ibiam and Hon Dave Odeh insisting that “these individuals publicly resigned from the PDP and joined the All Progressives Congress, another party.

“The list also includes the name of Hon Okoro Pascal who took the party to court in Suit No: FHC/CS/AI/95/2024 between Hon Pascal Okoro and Ambassador Umar Damagun (acting PDP national chairman) and six others which is still pending at the Federal High Court, Abakaliki Division.

“It is also noteworthy that the four named individuals were not at the meeting convened by the NWC on June 4, 2024.”

 They maintained that from the conduct of the PDP NWC, it is now crystal clear that they are either working as undertakers for the final burial of the PDP in Ebonyi State, or they are being misguided by archenemies of the PDP in Ebonyi State.

 The group stated that should the NWC reneges on the collectively agreed-upon list of new caretaker committee as submitted by the various local government chapters of the PDP in Ebonyi State, “we may not have any other option than to resign from the PDP.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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