–         Development vindicates out repeated calls for Ihedioha to leave party

The recent crises in the Peoples Democratic Party PDP that has culminated in the threat by sixty members of the Federal House of Representatives elected on it’s platform to quit the party has further given credence to repeated calls by supporters and loyalists of the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha to dump the party, which according to them, has become a platform for the former Governor of Rivers State, and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Nyesom Wike to bargain and seek relevance in the Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led All Progressive Congress APC-led administration.

The aggrieved 60 federal lawmakers threatened to dump the party if the National Chairman, Umar IIiya Damagun, who they accused of holding secret meetings with President Tinubu fails to resign and be replaced by a person from the North Central, in line with the constitution of the party.

Recall, that some of former Governor Ihedioha’s supporters and loyalists had repeatedly called on him to dump the PDP, which according to them, has become an extension of the APC, hence, it has failed to perform its duty as the main opposition party that should through its vocal and well articulated scrutiny of the government’s programs and policies, make the Tinubu administration conscious of its actions, responsibilities and responsiveness to the needs of the people whose interest should be paramount.

“The leadership of the party has mortgaged it’s conscience, authority and independence on the altar of pecuniary benefits, hence the party has not only become a bargaining platform for some selfish and power hungry politicians, but has at the same time become a toothless and compromised bull that can not even bark, what more biting”, they affirmed.

“Hon Ugochinyere Ikenga, who led five other lawmakers to address reporters at the National Assembly on Monday, delivered the demands on behalf of the other lawmakers.

He said that Damagum, who has been allegedly engaging in anti-party activities, “sold the party for a plate of porridge”.

Ikenga pointed out that if President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was not consistent in opposition over the years, he would have not succeeded as President today.

They said Damagun should go before completely destroying the party.

The lawmakers threatened that if these are not met they would leave the PDP and join other political parties”.