Ebony Legislators Grant NDP 7 Days To Southeast Zone Presidency

Posted by on Oct 20, 2020, Under: News

Ebony Legislators Grant NDP 7 Days To Southeast Zone Presidency

A conspiracy to send senior government officials in Ebony State to the All Progressive Congress (APC) escalated yesterday after the State Assembly issued a seven-day ultimatum to the National Working Party Committee (NWC). The People’s Democrat (PDP) will share the presidency in the Southeast Region in 2023.

The ultimatum amplified rumors that Governor Dave Umahi plans to send executive councilors and state legislators elected on the PDP platform to join the PCA.

Umahi, who is said to have big political ambitions in 2023, could refine plans for a transition to the country’s ruling party.

At a press conference in Abakaliki, the state capital, the President of the Assembly, The Honorable. Francis Nvifuru warned that the PDP will pay dearly if the party does not comply with the request.

Twenty-two of the 24 members of the National Assembly were present, while two were absent.

Lawmakers also warned the NDP not to consider removing the party’s national president, Prince Uche Secundus.

Nwifuru said: “We are giving our big party, the People’s Democratic Party (NDP), a seven-day ultimatum to convene the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and share the presidency in Southeast Nigeria. Moreover, INEC has officially announced the date of the presidential elections.

He said: “Likewise, the party should not consider the resignation of the party’s national president, Prince Uche Secundus, as is the practice in the (southern) region from which the national president comes to nominate the party’s presidential candidate. If this advice is not followed, it will lead to further split and destabilization of the party across sectors and regions.

“Failure to comply with these good requests will cost our party dearly, and we, distinguished members of the Sixth House of the Ebony State Assembly, will leave no stone unturned in taking decisive action to ensure respect for the traditions and dividends of democracy in the country. our party. “

Legislators noted that since the rebirth of democracy in 1999, the Southeast Region has paid off its debts by working hard and voting en masse for all NDP presidential candidates from other regions of the country, stressing that in a spirit of democracy, honesty, fairness and equality, the presidency will come in 2023, will be zoned to the southeast.

Source: – Thisdaylive