The much expected final report of the Anambra state chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (PDP) Peace, Reconciliation and Harmonization led by Justice Paul Obidigwe would be ready Friday, this week.
The committee set up by Prince Ken Emeakayi-led state executive of the party few weeks ago, according to the chairman, Justice Obidigwe has worked tirelessly to reconcile members and restore peace among members of the party in the state.
Obidigwe who is the immediate past Chief Judge of Anambra state told news men in Awka yesterday that the committee has in the course of its assignment met and had audience with the national headquarters of the party, especially the National Working Committee (NWC) led by chairman Alh Bamangar Tukur; Board of Trustees chairman-Chief Tony Anenih; as well as its pioneer BOT chairman and one the founding fathers, Dr Alex Ekwueme.
Among others already visited included other BOT members from the state, especially Chief Maxwell Okudoh; the party’s National Publicity Secretary and member of the NWC-Chief Olisah Metuh; former state chairman-Chief Dan Ulasi; also Prof Chukwuma Soludo and has scheduled to meet with the pioneer state chairman-Chief Joseph Okonkwo amongst others.
The committee chairman who spoke to journalists alongside the secretary-Chief Okey Muo-Aroh shortly after a closed door consultative meeting with Chief Akachukwu Nwankpo, who is one of the frontline governorship aspirants of the party in the forthcoming 2014 race at the party’s state secretariat said they had earlier submitted the interim report as requested by the national secretariat.
He disclosed that the final report would be ready for submission to the party this Friday.
Besides, Obidigwe admitted that the committee’s task, as onerous as it has been, had progressed well. He confirmed that all those already invited had been enthusiastic to see peace, oneness and industry thrive in the party again. That every one of them including Nwankpo made very useful suggestions to the committee. “They were enthusiastic to and happy to meet with us. They also made very useful suggestions, eager to embrace peace, noting that it’s only peace that would enable the party return to its winning ways in the state, especially the forthcoming governorship seat in the state”, the chairman added.
Secretary of the committee-Muo-Aroh also pointed out that the National Headquarters of the party expressed immense joy in their work. That it was reason they spent 2days with them after which they requested for interim report and they quickly obliged and complied.
He stated that they met the Fact-finding Committee of the NWC twice led by the National Organizing Secretary, Alh Mustapha, who after the Abuja meeting later came down to visit them in Awka.
He noted that each of the stakeholders they met with gave them their own perspective of the party crises and suggestions on ways forward.
The state chairman of the party, Emeakayi during inauguration of the committee had admitted that having been on the sideline for the past eight years has given every member ample opportunity in self appraisal and rediscovery.
And that to ensure a total grassroots mobilization, he was setting up the Obidigwe committee. Other members included Her Excellency Mrs Beatrice Ekwueme, Mrs Chika Ibeneme, Dr Anyanyo, Mr Bright Nnebedum, Mr B.C Umeanuka, Ozo Roma Mocha and Chief George Okoye. They were also given free hand to enlarge membership, if that would help achieve the aim.