The South East chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has told former governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, who dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC, recently, that he won’t be missed.
The PDP has described the defection of the former governors of Enugu and Ebonyi states, Sullivan Chime and Elechi to the APC as a wild goose chase, saying the party will not miss their exit.
The PDP also said it 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, Austin Umahi, maintained that the occasion of the two governors leaving the party was not a serious one of discourse.
The South East Chairman of the PDP said the two ex-governors must have defected for selfish interest and a mark of ingratitude to the party on whose platform they won elections and served their people for eight years.
The PDP chieftain further said the APC is an association of confused persons, noting that the PDP would in 2019 occupy Aso Rock villa to the expectations of all Nigerians both in the country and in the Diaspora.
According to him, “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?
“The answer is no; people want to see what’s on ground and not propaganda. Anambra people will spring surprises; that type of political marriage is over in Anambra; we are positioned and strategized to move the country forward.”