The 17 Local Government Area Chairmen in Enugu State under the aegis of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) have denied the allegation by supporters of Senator Ike Ekweremadu that they are planning to defect to another political party with Governor Sullivan Chime over the non-conduct of the Ward Congresses of the Party on 1st November, 2014.
In a statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary of ALGON Enugu State Chapter, Hon. Prince Cornelius Nnaji and Hon. Cornell Onwubuya, the council chairmen said that the allegation is not only unfounded but also an orchestrated attempt to divert the attention of the public and the national leadership of the Party from the burning issues at hand, over the non-conduct of the Ward Congresses of the Party in Enugu State on 1st November, 2014.
The council chairmen stated that it is unfortunate that strangers and political hawkers who are not on ground in the State and at their various Local Government Areas in particular have chosen the path of blackmail, propaganda, deceit and falsehood, in a failed attempt to actualize their selfish political ambition.
They disclosed that there is no such plan of abandoning the PDP for another political party, adding that it is impossible for them and the State Governor to leave a Party they have laboured tirelessly to build over the years for strangers and political jobbers.
The Chairmen maintained that it is in the overall interest of the PDP nation-wide that the national leadership of the Party accept the glaring fact that no ward congress of the Party took place in Enugu State on 1st November, 2014 and further accede to the yearnings of the majority of our Party members in the State for the pronouncement of a new date for the conduct of the Ward Congresses for peace to return in PDP in Enugu State.
They insisted that rather accusing them and the Governor of planning to decamp to another Party, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and his cohorts should be held responsible for all the political crises and chicanery bedevilling the Party in the State, stressing that it is only when the truth is allowed to see the light of the day in the Enugu State matter and the right thing done, that the PDP national leadership will know who is truly in control of the Party and indeed the goodwill of the people of the State.
The Council Chairmen reaffirmed their unalloyed support for President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Adamu Mu’azu-led National Working Committee, our State Leader of the Party, Governor Sullivan Chime and Chief Ikeje Asogwa-led State Leadership of the Party, and reassured them of 100 percent victory for the PDP in the 2015 general elections.