The youths under the aegis of Concerned PDP Youths in Ebonyi at a press conference in Abakaliki, yesterday, said though they were in total support for the agitation of a Nigeria president of Igbo extraction in 2023, the agitation should, however, be done within the PDP which they claimed had done a lot for the South East than any other party.
The youths recalled that under the PDP Federal Government, the South East produced five Senate presidents, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, deputy Senate President, Minister of Fiance, Chief of Army Staff for the first time and National Chairmen of the party, among other juicy positions.
Mr. Osita Kalu, technical assistant (TA) to Governor Umahi on Environment, who read the statement on behalf of his colleagues alleged Umahi defected to APC to seek asylum against post tenure stewardship review.
Why is it so? The APC he’s running into hasn’t zoned its presidential ticket to the South East. As such, a possibility is still in doubt. If we say someone could be seeking asylum in the arms of a ruling party against post tenure stewardship review, we should not be misconstrued.
“As young people in the PDP, who have always contributed our quota to democracy growth in Ebonyi. We are proud to say the party is robustly intact in the state with eight out of the nine National Assembly members from the state, three serving senators and five House of Representatives members and many state Assembly members and the major stakeholders of the state stocked in the party.”