Renewed crisis brews in PDP over dissolution of Anambra Exco

Fresh crisis might be brewing in the opposition
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
following Thursday’s dissolution of the party’s
Anambra Executive Committee by the Senator
Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker
The National Caretaker Committee was said to
have dissolved the elected Ken Emekayi-led
Ananbra Exco allegedly without adequate
consultation with stakeholders from the state
and in spite of caution and pleas from the PDP
Anambra state Caucus in the House of
Representatives, who noted that such would
be against the party’s interest in the state,
especially with the on-coming governorship

Stakeholders in the state are worried about
the development especially as the dissolved
Exco had already commenced activities in
preparation for the November 18,
2017 governorship in the state. The
dissolution was also said to have caused
jubilation in the All Progressives Grand
Alliance (APGA)-controlled Anambra state
Government House.
The Anambra state PDP House of
Representatives’ Caucus had in a letter dated
July 27, 2017 and submitted to the National
Caretaker Committee earlier that day,
cautioned it not to be misdirected to take a
wrong decision, adding that the Anambra issue
was the “first litmus test or key assignment
facing the reinforced National caretaker
The Caucus pointed out that the Prince Ken
Emekayi-led Anambra Executive was
legitimately elected “with more than 70%
consensus across the state,” adding that any
move to dissolve the elected executive and
install a caretaker committee in the state
would “raise dust that would not settle soon,
divide the party and create an undue
advantage to our adversaries”.
“As a caucus, it is our humble call and prayer
to all who love and support our great party to
sheath their swords as election time is not
best favourable time to actualize a dissolution
and or a caretaker, but a time for forgiveness,
and reconciliation, unity, re-mobilization and
onward together to win the election ahead”,
the caucus said while assuring of its loyalty to
the national leadership of the party.
Meanwhile the dissolution of the Anambra
PDP Executive was said to have sparked off
jubilation in the Anambra state government
A source in the party said the jubilation is
already triggering fears that the party is being
deliberately impaired ahead of the Anambra
governorship election.

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