Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
Irked by his ongoing trial for alleged forgery of Senate Standing Rules, among other alleged clandestine moves to oust him from his present position, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the south-east rose from a closed door meeting in Enugu on Sunday declaring their total support for the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
They also vowed to stand with him throughout the period of his travails.
The leaders also formally zoned party positions alotted to the zone to the various states with the position of National Organising Secretary going to Abia state where former party National Vice chairman, Col. Austin Akobundu, emerged as the sole candidate.
The meeting which was attended by Ekweremadu, Enugu and Ebonyi state governors, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and David Umahi; Senators Sam Egwu, Chuka Utazi, House of Reps members, members of the party’s board of trustee from the zone, and former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, also resolved to take active part in the forthcoming convention of the party billed to take place in Port-Harcourt, River state.
The embattled governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, and leaders from the state were however conspicuously absent.
While passing an “absolute” vote of confidence on Ekweremadu, the leaders said they were formidable and united for an impressive show at the convention.
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