By Nwanosike Onu, Awka
The new Acting Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Sir Chukwudi Umeaba, has suspended the ward congresses of the party in the State
The Congress which was scheduled at the weekend was to elect a 3- man Ad-hoc Committee for the governorship primary selected for June 26
The new Acting Chairman of PDP emerged on Wednesday, following the sacking of Sir Ndubuisi Nwobu by an Abuja High Court.
Briefing reporters Saturday at the PDP party secretariat in Awka, Umeaba said the National Executive Council NEC would give a new date for the ward congresses
He commended the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, PDP leaders in Anambra State, the Southeast zonal Chairman among others for support.
According to him,” the High Court Judgement which you have is very clear on who is in charge of PDP affairs and programmes in Anambra State that is me, Hon Chukwudi Umeaba, the Acting Chairman of the Caretaker Committee for the PDP
“I wish to state that my Committee will work to conclude the outstanding responsibility reposed on us by the NEC and is ready to work with all concerned to reposition the party in the winning ways
“Therefore, all hands must be on deck to meet up with the challenges ahead, State congress, party Primary for the governorship election and other duties that may come from the NEC
“Based on the above and working in concert with the terms of reference and exercising the powers hitherto embedded in my position and PDP’s Constitution, hereby make the following pronouncements.
“I have suspended the Ward congresses to elect a 3-man Ad-hoc Committee for the governorship primary,” Umeaba said.