Crisis of leadership imposition rocks PDP in Delta council
By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Fresh Crisis of alleged imposition of leadership has rocked the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta in the aftermath of the last congress.
It was gathered that the party congress that produced one Mike Okwufulueze as Chairman of the Party in the Local Government Area, was allegedly marred with frauds, a situation some aggrieved members who are also Chieftains of the Party described as the beginning of another round of crisis.
A chieftain of the party in the area, Barr Victor Onyegbu Nobei told journalist on Thursday that his political camp opposed the outcome of the March 21, 2023 Aniocha South PDP Congress because it was contrary to the agreement reached during a meeting between the leaders of the party in Aniocha South and the State Party Chairman, Barr Kingsley Esiso in his office.
According to Mr. Nobei, “the state party chairman called on the leaders of the party in Aniocha South who were present in his office in Asaba to resort to consensus in filling the vacant positions”. He added that the result of the election never reflect the will of majority of the people and zoning arrangement agreed by the party leadership.
“We were prevented from participating in the Congress. the man who fraudulently emerged, Mike Okwufulueze is from the same ward 3, as the Local Government Council Chairman and where the local government secretary and the party’s local government youth leader also hail from. All these positions are concentrated in one ward and in one family in Ogwashi Uku Community.
He further claimed that “the Congress Electoral Committee of the Party in Aniocha South met and decided to zone the Chairmanship of the party in the Council to ward One, Ogwashi Uku Community, Ward 1 has never produced any state or local government Chapter Position in the party right from its inception”.
But in a swift reaction, the state Chairman of the Party, Barr Kingsley Esiso dispelled the alleged imposition of Chairmanship in Aniocha South Local Government Area as untrue, adding that the Council Congress was Conducted peacefully in accordance with the party rules and regulations and warned that those warning up for trouble shall be treated with strong hands as well as ensure they are expelled from the party.
Also, the Chairman of the party in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Mike Okwufulueze said that he was duly elected as Chairman and warned opposition camp to desist of issue capable of destroying the party, especially with a view to bringing the party down for the All Progressive Congress Party ( APC) to win in the area.