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Abia PDP chieftain, Awa blames leadership over party’s failure to retain power

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A Peoples Democratic Get together Chieftain and former Deputy Chairman of Ikwuano Native Authorities Council Space in Abia State, Jerry Awa, has blamed the Abia management over the abysmal performances of the social gathering within the concluded 2023 elections held within the state by the nationwide electoral fee.

He maintained that the social gathering management fielded an unpopular candidate who did not show capability in securing victory for the PDP through the concluded statewide polls carried out final yr in Abia.

In an interview with DAILY POST on Thursday in Umuahia, Awa regretted that the social gathering management jettisoned the zoning preparations propagated by the founding fathers of Abia and the social gathering to fulfill the inordinate ambition of 1 man,

He alleged that singular act triggered the PDP to lose nearly all of her members and supporters to different events earlier than the concluded foremost elections held within the state

He mentioned, ”It’s fairly unlucky that at this second, the so-called leaders couldn’t shut ranks, and they’re nonetheless preventing themselves. The individuals the PDP management gave her tickets will not be the fitting individuals. They don’t have the capability, muscle, and grassroots base to win an election for PDP. Quite a lot of errors have been made by the social gathering. Many stakeholders have been towards one another.

“And likewise, the zoning system didn’t go the way in which it was purported to. The PDP governorship ticket is meant to go to Abia North as a result of Abia Central and Abia South have taken their shot for eight years every. The previous governor, Okezie Ikpeazu insisted energy shift to ngwa extraction in Abia’s central senatorial zone.

“No one ought to blame Otti or blame anybody that the labour social gathering and Otti gained the Abia gubernatorial seat ballot. If Mr A didn’t win, Mr B would win. The most important factor is to assist any authorities that’s transferring, to not criticise them”, Mr Awa added.

The previous coordinator of the Abia State Environmental Safety Company, ASEPA, additionally described the latest defections of former candidates of the social gathering and supporters to different events as a transparent demonstration of treachery.

Whereas decrying the persisting clashes of pursuits amongst members of the social gathering in Abia, Awa urged the main stakeholders to shun bickering and provide you with a well-defined template the place all pursuits can be accommodated and given a degree enjoying floor.

He mentioned, “The management ought to do the needful and overlook this rancour, bickering and indoor conferences. The management ought to provide you with a template and platforms the place each member of the social gathering might be concerned and profit. Politics shouldn’t be about one individual, it’s about service to the individuals”.

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