Crisis rocks Imo state PDP as senior officials resign

Crisis rocks Imo state PDP as senior officials resign

- The PDP in Imo state is currently experiencing serious crisis as senior officials of the party have been resigning

- The latest resignation to hit the party is that of its publicity secretary, Damien Opara

- A few days ago, the state chairman of the PDP, Barrister Charles Ezekwem resigned and joined the APC

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A report by The Nation indicates that the crisis rocking the Imo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is deepening as top officials in the party have resigned their positions.

According to the report, the PDP's publicity secretary, Damien Opara, joined the gale of resignation on Thursday, May 21 “on personal grounds.”

A few days ago, the state chairman of the PDP, Barrister Charles Ezekwem resigned his position.

The ex-chairman, who has since joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), accused an unamed PDP chieftain of hijacking the party structure in the state.

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Crisis rocks Imo state PDP as senior officials resign

Despite the crisis, loyalists of ex-governor Ihedioha say the party is still strong in Imo state. Photo credit: AIC Akwarandu
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It was gathered that some top chieftains of the party are itching to abandon the party following what a source disclosed as “high-handedness of a governorship candidate.”

The source also explained some of them resigned owing to issues that border on the last primaries.

Despite the resignations, loyalists of ex-governor Emeka Ihedioha told Legit.ng that the PDP in the state is still strong.

Ihedioha recently suspended his visit to the state, following allegations made by the Imo state government that his visit will trigger crisis.

Ihedioha was scheduled to visit the state on Thursday, March 12 and the announcement of the proposed visit had caused a frenzy in the state.

Despite his ouster by the Supreme Court, Ihedioha, a former deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, has a large following in the state and still a popular figure in the southeast state.

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Meanwhile, kinsmen of Ihedioha on Wednesday, March 11 hailed the former governor of Imo for restoring confidence in governance during his short spell as the state's chief executive.

The people made their stance known through Olu Owerri, a socio-cultural group in Owerri Senatorial District.

Addressing a press conference in Owerri, the Imo state capital, President General of Olu Owerri, Chief Martin Opara said they have taken Ihedioha's removal from office as the governor as an act of God.

According to Opara, they were no longer mourning Ihedioha’s exit, stressing that whatever God did not sanction never came to fruition.

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