Congresses: Crisis Engulfs Enugu PDP as Reform Group Accuses


Sheriff’s Aide of Imposition

*Those complaining are bad losers, says Nnaji

Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu

A major crisis has engulfed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state following alleged imposition of candidates in Nkanu West local government area by Uche Nnaji, the Political Adviser to the party’s National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, in the ward and local government congresses of the party in the state.

Already, a group of party members under the aegis of Enugu PDP Reform Group led by Hon. Henry Chibuzor and Mr. Henry Nwobodo, has called for the postponement of the party’s May 10 State Congress and the National Convention until issues arising from the ward and local government congresses were properly addressed.

The group made the accusation at a press conference in Enugu on Saturday.

Nnaji’s brother and a former commissioner in the state, Hon. Nnoli Nnaji has however dismissed the allegation as false, mischievous and a calculated attempt to deceive unsuspecting members of the public.

But the group in their statement observed with dismay the turn of events at the just concluded PDP ward and local government area congresses in Enugu State, with particular reference to Nkanuland.

He said it was disheartening that the results of the PDP congresses at the ward and local government were hijacked, mutilated and completely altered by those who felt that they can change or break the collective decision of the very resilient and loyal party faithful who turned out en masse on 30th April 2016 and 5th May 2016 to exercise their franchise to elect party leaders.