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The APC challenge is no challenge to us in Enugu, says PDP
The APC challenge is no challenge to us in Enugu, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Enugu has expressed optimism that it would win all future elections in the state.

Some chieftains of the party in the state said at a zonal meeting in Awgu for Enugu West that the party would continue to control the state in spite of recent political realignments.

The Deputy Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Donatus Uzogbado said the party was not envisaging any challenge from any of the opposition parties in the state.

Uzogbado said that the faithful needed not fret over recent events where some members defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, adding that PDP was “still on ground”.

“The APC challenge is no challenge to us. In fact, the 2019 elections is going to be the easiest for our party in the state,” he said.

For his part, the Chairman of Aninri Local Government Area, Chidi Ekwe said the unprecedented peace and unity in the party would be the tonic for its successful in future polls.

Ekwe hailed the exemplary relationship between Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, saying that the state had not had it so good.

“We at the local government are trying to replicate the good works of the governor in our various councils,” Ekwe said.

The Commissioner for Water Resources, Charles Egungbe, said that the PDP had a well-thought out succession plan which could not be thwarted by any of the opposition parties.

Egungbe said that there was nothing to fear as the PDP was synonymous with the state, adding that the second term of the governor was assured.

He however, urged the party faithful not to rest on their oars or remain indifferent if the PDP must be successful.

“Our loyalty is with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and we shall keep supporting him,” Egungbe said.

The member representing Aninri constituency in the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu, said that Enugu West was a no-go area for the opposition parties.

Okechukwu said that politicians in the area were so focused that even without a political party they could decide where their allegiance stood and would not waiver.

 

May 15, 2017

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