The Nationwide Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, says the presidential candidate of the social gathering, Atiku Abubakar and his running-mate Ifeanyi Okowa, have agreed to wade into the crisis within the Imo State chapter of the social gathering.
Mr Ayu mentioned this after the social gathering’s Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) assembly with PDP Imo stakeholders in Abuja on Tuesday.
That is contained in a press release by Simon Imobo-Tswam, Mr Ayu’s particular adviser on Media and Communication, in Abuja.
“Whereas Atiku will meet with just a few social gathering stakeholders from the state, together with ex-governor Emeka Ihedioha in addition to the PDP Nationwide Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, to soften the bottom, Okowa will head a small panel that may reconcile all aggrieved events and resolve all contending issues,” he mentioned.
Mr Imobo-Tswam quoted Mr Ayu as urging the factions to return residence and shut rank to reclaim the state for the PDP.
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“Unity is essential. And it’s solely with unity that we are able to regain or get well Imo. And the route to that restoration is by profitable the presidential election subsequent February.
“As soon as we win the presidency subsequent yr, you’ll need to work much less for the governorship victory.
“So, return residence, shut ranks and get to work. Our power is in our unity. After elections in February, the NWC will give Imo nearer consideration.
“For now, deal with profitable the presidency. Don’t dissipate energies on what’s trivial or far-off. Collectively, we’re stronger,” Mr Ayu mentioned.
The PDP has been fractionalised in Imo over the alleged exclusion of some the social gathering chieftains the social gathering’s presidential marketing campaign council checklist.
The social gathering’s nationwide secretary, Mr Anyanwu, leads one faction, whereas the previous deputy speaker of the Home of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, leads one other.
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