The Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Umunneochi Local Government Area have been called upon to be patient, united, consistent and work in synergy with the state chapter of the party to wax stronger, in order to recover all the lost elective positions in future elections in the state.
The state Chairman of the PDP, Rt. Hon. Alwell Asiforo Okere, who made the call during a meeting with the leaders of the PDP in Umunneochi at the state party Secretariat in Umuahia, stressed that the existence of internal democracy in the state chapter of the party under the leadership of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, expects every responsible leader or member of the party to work for greater unity and future performance of the party.
Alwell Asiforo Okere, further charged the people of Umunneochi to sustain their respect for constituted authority at all levels and promised to resolve all issues raised during the meeting as part of his efforts to strengthen internal democracy in the party.
He however, frowned at what he described as ‘greed and ingratitude’ among some leaders who had benefited immensely from the party in the past but decided to abandon the party to other political parties and enjoined them to remain consistent and loyal to the party.
In their separate responses, the Member representing Umunneochi State Constituency, Hon Barr. Okey Igwe, the Executive Chairman of Umunneochi, Hon. Ifeanyi Madu, the LGA Chairman of PDP in Umunneochi, Chief Richard Agbadogo, the Managing Director of Mainland Oil & Gas, Chief Chris Odinaka, C.C Olima, Chief George Iroh, Chief Ikoro Eleh, Chief Paulinus Umeh, Mrs Florence Use, Chief (Mrs) Joy Dimanochie, Hon.Uche Dim, Chief Emmanuel Erere, Mrs Chima Chukwu among other notable leaders in Umunneochi, thanked the state PDP chairman for convening the meeting while promising to work in synergy for the progress of the party.
They called on the state chapter of the party to carry them along in the areas of political appointments into positions of trust, provision of critical infrastructure in the area while appealing to the party to reduce external influence in the affairs of the party to build confidence in the mind of members within the party.
The meeting attracted the presence of the members of the State Working Committee of the party including; the state Secretary of the party, Barr David Iroh, the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Fabian Nwankwo, the state Organizing Secretary of the party, Chief Ebere Victor, the state Woman Leader, Lolo Christy Emenike, the state Youth Leader, Chief Patrick Onwuka, the state Administrative Secretary, Chief Chijioke Akanwa among others.