Ebonyi remains PDP no matter what transpired – South-East Chairman
By Ruth Oginyi
Newly inaugurated National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), South east zone, Ali Odefa yesterday reacted to the recent political development in Ebonyi State and maintain that nobody in Ebonyi state will discourage members of the party from being the party members.
Ali Odefa replaced Chief Austin Umahi as the southeast caretaker vice Chairman of the main opposition party in the country.
After Governor Umahi’s defection group of people also carried out a protest against Odefa calling him an ingrate for not dumping PDP and joining the Governor to the APC.
But Ali urged members of the party to remain steadfast and commended them for their unwavering loyalty and support in what he called /in the face of open and unnecessary aggression’.
“Nobody can prevent us from following our individual political isolation and choice afterall Buhari dey, PDP dey and he never said PDP should not exist, kill all of them whereas he has the powers to do that. He never stopped other political parties, he allowed everybody to follow his or her political party of choice.
“Politics is not war, it is a game and during elections, whoever that wins, wins instead of all these things they are saying in the state.
“Let me take this time out to really appreciate Ndigbo especially Ebonyians for this show of unprecedented love, care, support and solidarity.
“I want to also immensely thank members, supporters and admirers of our great party the PDP for their unwavering loyalty and support even in the face of open and unnecessary aggression. May God almighty bless you all abundantly.
“Let me assure you that we are not turning back, no matter who is involved and no matter what it costs us. We are determined more than ever before to work for the success of our great party,PDP. We no send them at all and we no wan know cos we know that you guys got our back. Pls let the support keep coming, we will not let our people down.
“Ebonyi state is PDP and PDP is Ebonyi state. Make dem dey their dey make we dey our dey, it is a deying thing. You cannot be in and run two political parties at same time, it’s impossible”, he stated.#