Anambra State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the gale of defections rocking the party ahead of the November 6 governorship poll.
It threatened to dismiss members who proved to be consistent with fighting the party, while those ready to change would be brought back.
Addressing newsmen on Wednesday at the party’s Secretariat, Awka, the state capital, State Chairman, Ndubuisi Nwobu said the party leadership would soon reach out to the aggrieved ones in a bid to woo them back into the fold.
He praised the Abuja Court of Appeal Abuja for putting to rest the leadership issue in Anambra state PDP by reinstating the state executive committee of the party.
Apparently referring to the defection of its major financial in the state, the chairman of Nigeria Airlines, Chief Obiora Okonkwo to the Zenith Labour Party and a member of board of trustees of the PDP from the state, Senator Joy Emordi, who defected to the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday, Nwobu described the two incidents as worrisome.
He said,“We will commence moves to immediately reach out to our party members, especially the aggrieved ones and try to woo them back into the party.
“But for those who are not easy to bring back to our fold, and have proven to be consistent with fighting the party, we will show them the way out. People who are hell bent on remaining in their old ways, we will sack them, but for those ready to change,we will visit them and try to bring them back to us when they show remorse.”
“We’re worried when any of our members leave our party, much more when a BOT member leaves. There is a clear message now that there is only one PDP in the state and we will reach out now and not by mere words of mouth to see that we assuage the persons in the area that he or she feels we did badly and also get assurances that they are not leaving”.
“We’re working seriously to bring discipline into PDP. Those hose bent on destroying the party must be shown the way out if they continue misbehaving. We’re going to talk to them, but where they feel adamant, the big stick will be applied .”