A major crisis is brewing in Ebonyi in the wake of the governor’s defection to ruling all Progressives Congress, APC.
The former State Executive of the party led by Onyekachi Nwebonyi which was dissolved Tuesday November 17, 2020 is still claiming to be legal occupants of the party Secretariat.
A new state executive led by Hon Fred Udogu has already been announced by the National Working Committee of the party to takeover as caretaker committee.
A statement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan reads:
“Following the dissolution of the Ebonyi State Exco of our great party, the National Working Committee (NWC) has constituted a state caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party in Ebonyi state in line with the provisions of the constitution of the PDP.
Members of the Ebonyi state caretaker committee are;
- Hon. Fred Udeogu – Chairman
- Barr. Luke Nkwegu – Secretary
- Dr. Gideon Osi – Publicity Secretary
- Hon. James Alaka – Organizing Secretary
- Mrs. Amaka Igboke – Women Leader
- Barr Mudi Irenede – Legal Adviser
- Barr. Ibeshi – Youth Leader
“The decision of the NWC in this regard is pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended).
“All our leaders, members and teeming supporters in Ebonyi state and the southeast are by this guided accordingly.”
Everyday News reliably gathered that tension is mounting following reports that the newly constituted caretaker committee has planned to move in and takeover the Ebonyi PDP Secretariat, today Wednesday, November 18.
On the other hand the dissolved executive led by Onyekachi Nwebonyi will not leave without putting up a fight and have insisted they are still in charge.
They are believed to be loyal to governor Dave Umahi who has long left the party for APC.