The South East chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, described the defections of the former governors of Enugu and Ebonyi states, Sullivan Chime and Martin Elechi, respectively to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a wild goose chase, saying the party will not miss their exit.
The party also expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party PDP would reclaim the two remaining states of Anambra and Imo in the next election.
Addressing newsmen at the party’s Secretariat, in Enugu, South East zonal Chairman of the PDP, Mr. Austin Umahi, stressed that the development was not a serious issues of discourse and expressed optimism that the party would completely reclaim the remaining two states of Imo and Anambra states come 2019 general elections.
The South East Chairman of the PDP wondered why an 83 year old former Governor and another former Governor in Enugu state could decide to defect to the APC, if not for selfish interest and a mark of ingratitude to the party on whose platform they won elections and served their people for eight years.
He commended the PDP Governors of Ebonyi, Abia and Enugu states for their enormous contributions towards providing democracy dividend to their people, in terms of infrastructure and human capital development, stressing that no APC or APGA Governor within the South East zone can complete with the accomplishments and record-breaking achievements of the PDP states within the zone.
Umahi who further stressed that the South East had no regret voting the PDP in the last general election, adding that Nigerians were already fed up with the style, policy somersault and propaganda-like system of administration of the APC-led government as the APC would be voted out of power come 2019.
The PDP chieftain who further described the APC as an association of confused persons noted that the PDP would in 2019 occupy Aso Rock villa to the expectations of all Nigerians both in the country and in the Diaspora.
“We are not deterred by the defection within the party. It is not a serious issue of discourse. I have traversed all the states within the zone and it is now clear that the PDP has taken over the South East.
“The governors within the zone are performing; democracy has been rebranded as it is no longer cock and bull story. If you go to Ebonyi, Enugu and Abia states, you will discover massive road construction works that are ongoing. Ebonyi is gradually becoming like the Dubai of the South East. In Abia 25 roads construction work are ongoing.
“Igbo are being marginalised and that issue must be addressed. South east have no regret for voting PDP in 2015; Aso rock is our possession and we will repossess it. Will Imo people ever boast with the type of government in Imo?
Emmanuel Uzor, Abakaliki