Rezone VP To S/East, Moderate Rtd. Gens.,NUA Tells PDP…
The leadership and elders if People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has been called upon to moderate and checkmate the influences and excess of retired generals if the party must regain power at the Federal level in the next election.
The call said Ndigbo National Assembly ( NUA), has become necessary following reports both in the social and mainstream media that the party might have rezoned its Vice-Presidential candidate in the February Presidential election to the South West instead of the South East which it was earlier zoned to.
The group in a statement signed by its national president, Dede Uzor A. Uzor, described the rezoning as another slap on Ndigbo, saying the action might not be unconnected with attempt by the PDP to appease some generals who are returning back to the Party.
They said that no reason whatsoever they adduced for the action was justified, warning that the party will pay dearly if they dare shortchange Ndigbo again.
The group warned PDP to “technically and tactically” avoid the temptation of imposing candidates on Nigerians without due process as repeat of such grievous mistake may cause the party this election.
“This is the time for PDP to correct all the anomalies they committed that caused them 2015 presidential election.In view of their apologies to Nigerians of 16 years of misrule, the party should put their house in order. They should not go back to their status quo”they said.
The group said Ndigbo possessed the highest individual and collective qualities to lead this country not only as the Vice-President but as the President.
They mentioned the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo,Senators Enyinnaya Abaribe, Victor Umeh, Ohaneze Ndigbo President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Chief Festus Odimegwu, and others as high calibre Ndigbo who can at anytime handle the affairs of this country.
The association warned that shortchanging Ndigbo in PDP inspite of the enormous contribution they had made for the survival of the party will amount to insult to the people.
” Late Dr. ALex Ekwueme who founded the Party was shortchanged.If not for the support and consistency of Ndigbo in the National Assembly led by Ekweremadu, PDP would have by now been dead and buried. The PDP leaders and elders should reverse this their obnoxious decision” they cautioned.
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