As part of measures to reposition and shore up peoples confidence in the party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Enugu state after a statewide ward meeting in the 260 wards of the state, has assured the people that despite recent defections from the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC), by prominent party members in the state, the party remains strong and irrevocably committed to the development and welfare of the citizens.
In a statement made available to journalists in Enugu and signed by Chief Augustine Nnamani the Chairman, PDP, Enugu State, the party announced that the ward meeting witnessed the defection of a large number of politicians from various political parties into the PDP and also galvanized the consciousness of members towards the promotion of good governance being entrenched in the state by the PDP-led government in Enugu State.
It will be recalled that mass defection hit the party recently with high profile members of the party, including; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; former governor of old Anambra State, Sen Jim Nwobodo; former speaker of the state Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eugene Odoh; and the CEO of Peace Mass Transort Limited, Evangelist Sam Onyishi moving to the APC.
But the PDP chairman expressed delight at the enthusiasm and huge turnout of party leaders and members at the ward meeting, which he said was held at the weekend to rejuvenate the organs of the party in all the electoral wards and reposition them for the developmental challenges ahead.
The party chairman noted that the meeting witnessed a large turnout of party leaders and members, including the state leader of the party and Governor of the state, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; the Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo; Senator Gil Emeka Nnaji, Senator Chukwuka Utazi; and eight members of the House of Representatives.
Others, according to him are: the Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi and other 23 members of the House; 17 Council Chairmen; Members of the Board of Trustees; Elder Statesmen; State, Zonal and National officials of the party; members of the State Executive Council (EXCO); and other political appointees and major stakeholders.
“The party expresses gratitude to all those who joined its fold during the last ward meeting and reassures them of a level playing ground and active involvement in the scheme of things.
“That at the said ward meeting, members of the party in the state unanimously applauded the state government for delivering on its campaign promises to the people in the face of the daunting economic challenges in the country, through the administration’s giant strides in good governance, massive infrastructural development, peace
initiatives, all inclusive leadership, prompt payment of workers’ salaries and firm commitment to the progress of the party.
“We, therefore, use this opportunity to continue to thank the people of Enugu State for giving us their mandate, bearing in mind that all elected office holders in the State are Members of the strong, united and formidable PDP family and we will continue to provide good governance in line with our manifesto and noble vision of impacting
positively on the lives of the people of the State – the true heroes of democracy,” he said.