2023: Ikpeazu Lashes Out At Defectors, Says They’re Unsteady  

2023: Ikpeazu Lashes Out At Defectors, Says They’re Unsteady  

Abia State governor has reacted to the spate of decamping by political office holders, particularly those in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and described them as people without ideology.

The Abia chief executive made her feelings known while fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja at the PDP National Convention held in Abuja at the weekend. He declared “These people rose to the echelon of their ambitions at the expense of others in the party whose ambitions were either truncated or delayed”.

“Simply because the party this time chose to give opportunities to other people in the finest traditions of participatory democracy and asked these ones to allow others have a taste of elective leadership, they left the party and suddenly remembered that the party that has given them the best for several years is no longer good.

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“So the party is good as long as their personal ambitions are given preference?”

Full text of his reaction reads, “The current situation where some members of our party in Abia State are leaving the party because they didn’t succeed in getting tickets to run election this time speaks to the characteristic jumpology of human beings.

“These are people who have risen to the topmost echelon of our political system courtesy of the PDP. Some of these people have held elective positions for 20 years and above. Then, the PDP was a great party. These people rose to the echelon of their ambitions at the expense of others in the party whose ambitions were either truncated or delayed.

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“Simply because the party this time chose to give opportunities to other people in the finest traditions of participatory democracy and asked these ones to allow others have a taste of elective leadership, they left the party and suddenly remembered that the party that has given them the best for several years is no longer good. So the party is good as long as their personal ambitions are given preference?

“Good luck to them. As for me, I will remain in the PDP. Why would I leave a party that gave me the opportunity to be a Governor?

“In this National Convention, while I have my clear preference, if things don’t go our way, I will accept the result and work with the party for the general elections. I am a core party man and what should be uppermost in the minds of all our members should be how to ensure victory for our party in the general elections next year, irrespective of who the candidate is”.

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Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.

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