By Dirisu Yakubu
There is fear that the consensus agreement in the Southeast Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, to elect the next national secretary has collapsed.
Although PDP governors and other leaders in the area settled for Senator Samuel Anyanwu last week in Enugu state as a consensus candidate, Chief Okey Muo-Aroh, a member of the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, has also submitted your expression of interest. and nomination forms for the same position.
Speaking to reporters shortly after submitting his forms for the post of National Secretary, Muo-Aroh dismissed the consensus agreement claims, arguing that the practice of enforcement “is the party’s nightmare in the southeast.
He said: “A situation where the party, in its wisdom, zoned the offices to the southeast, and no one was aware of any arrangements, except that we heard that the Office of the National Secretary has been zoned for Anambra, auditor. from the state of Imo, it is not enough.
“That is why I, Cyril Maduabum and Osita Chidoka started consulting and moving, only for us to come to Enugu on Thursday and the zone president said that the governors will inform us.
“Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi introduced Governor Ikpeazu and Ikpeazu read a script, and said that they changed their mind, that they now zoned the Imo state secretary, and that they already had a candidate in the person of Senator Anyanwu for the post and also Someone from Anambra was called as Auditor.
“Thank God that leaders like Peter Obi, Adolphus Wabara, Eyinnaya Abaribe and Olisa Metuh say the things that I would have said …
“At the end of the day, the Imo state delegates said that they were not competing for the position of national secretary, because they had given it to Anambra. What remains for us is the national auditor….
“The people of Anambra totally rejected that supposed arrangement. But like I said, politics is about negotiation and compromise. Our people are willing to sit at the round table and talk about these problems, because we are members of the Popular Democratic Party. We can’t run away from this party. No amount of mischief, no threat, no impunity can scare someone like me from the PDP because I’ve been there, ”he said.