Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi State chapter has commenced reconciliation process aimed at uniting the party head of the 2023 general election.
There has been a crisis in the party which deepened after the primaries with suits and counter-suits filed by aggrieved chieftains of the party – mostly those that participated in the primaries.
Normalcy has, however, returned to the party after the Supreme Court dismissed all the appeals filed by the aggrieved stalwarts.
Thus, the party held a unity meeting at its secretariat in Abakaliki, which was attended by the 171 wards in the state.
The PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Ifeanyi Odii, stated this while addressing Journalists after the meeting in Abakaliki, the state capital.
Odii said the meeting was aimed at showing that the party is united to fight for one cause.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the meeting, the guber candidate said: “Yes we have to unite ourselves from the house before we talk of uniting Ebonyi State.
“Part of what we are going to do in the state is to create an atmosphere of unity, a unity that will foster amongst us; a unity that will see us as one people, that is what you see us doing today.
“We can’t do it without starting from the house, PDP is one family and PDP has come together, PDP is a winning party and PDP is a party to beat.
“I don’t think anybody is hanging around, we are going to have expanded stakeholders meeting soon where you will see all the faces together and every one of them is to work for the betterment of PDP,” he said.
On efforts to curb attacks on PDP members, especially the recent attack on Mr. Abia Onyike, he said, “What we are doing about it is that we are not relenting, we are trying to study it very well, PDP is not scared of anything or any Ebubeagu. We are to study the events and then we will approach it the way we think best and stop it.”
The state party Chairman, Tochukwu Okorie, assured that the party will coast to victory come the 2023 general election.