Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
Basking in the euphoria of a peaceful and orderly congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State on Tuesday, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said wednesday that genuine peace and harmony had finally returned to the state as major stakeholders now speak with one voice unlike in the past.
The two leaders who spoke in Enugu, said the implication of the return of peace and harmony among stakeholders is that the people of the state would not “bountifully” reap the dividends if democracy.
However, while PDP is celebrating the return of peace, a major crisis has engulfed the All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu state chapter following alleged suspension of one its founding leaders and Chairman of the party in Enugu East Senatorial Zone, Anike Nwoga for alleged anti-party activities.
While the State Publicity Secretary, Kate Ofor dimissed the suspension as a ruse having nit followed the due process, the party’s Zonal Secretary for Enugu east, Chuks Akwaeke went ahead to announce Barrister Val Ikps as Nwoga’s replacement pending the report of a-three-man committee investigating allegations against the zonal chairman.
Addressing delegates at the PDP State Congress at the Michael Okpara Square where new executives led by Hon. Augustine Nnamani were elected, Governor Ugwuanyi tasked the new leaders to take advantage of the new wave of peace to strengthen and reposition the party for the task ahead.
On his part, Ekweremadu said the new executive was lucky because it was coming at a time when there is unity among major stakeholders of the party in the state, unlike his predecessors whose time were characterized by divisions between the governors then and the Abuja-based politicians or other party leaders.