Abia pays al­le­giance to Makarfi

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Li­nus Ef­fiong, Umuahia

The Abia State Chap­ter of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) re­mains loyal to the Sen­a­tor Ahmed Makarfi-led care­taker com­mit­tee, the party’s chair­man in the state, Chief John­son Onuigbo, has said.

A state­ment is­sued by Onuigbo, in Umuahia, said that the PDP was not fac­tion­alised in the state, de­scrib­ing Chief Chidi Nwosu, who claimed to be the au­then­tic chair­man of the party in the state and loyal to Sen­a­tor Ali Modu Sher­iff, as a joker.

“Af­ter the con­gresses which I emerged as the state chair­man of our great party, he (Nwosu) came per­son­ally to con­grat­u­late me and also pledged his loy­alty to me and the party,” the state­ment said.

“In our party, like other po­lit­i­cal par­ties, af­ter the con­gresses or elec­tions, those who feel ag­grieved have win­dow of op­por­tu­nity to ex­press their griev­ances.

“The PDP con­ven­tion at Port Har­court went in favour of Sen­a­tor Ahmed Makarfi, in­clud­ing the re­cent court rul­ings, cou­pled with his recog­ni­tion by INEC as the na­tional chair­man of our party. So, I ad­vise him (Nwosu) to leave the sink­ing ship and come to the one that is afloat be­fore it is too late.”

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