Ebonyi PDP Still Intact, Says Party’s Chieftain 

Polycarp Sola -Abakaliki

Following the spate of defections from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), a member of the PDP in the state, Engr. Chinedum Elekwachi, has said the party is still intact and a party to reckon with.

Engr. Elekwachi, who is the acting chairman of the party in Ohaozara LGA of the state, while responding to inquiries from our correspondent on the recent defections of some bigwigs from the party to the APC, explained that the party is losing no sleep, describing the defectors as those yet to reconcile with their loss in getting the nomination ticket of the party during the 2023 general election.

According to him, the recently conducted Bye election in Ebonyi South is a testament that the PDP remains a party to reckon with in the state, stressing that the party’s candidate in the election, Barr. Silas Onu, was coasting to victory, if not the machinations of the state government in connection with INEC that thwarted the process.

He mentioned that the original votes of the Bye election showed that the PDP did fine and still resonates with the people, saying that those who have chosen to defect bear no significance in the party.

“We did fine in the bye election, judging by the real votes cast, because you know what INEC announced was a falsified something, and that tells you that the PDP still resonates with the people.”

“People defect for different reasons, but I think those defections bear no significance for the party. As a centric political party, the PDP will rise soon to salvage the people of the state who are desperate for good governance.” He explained.

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