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I Am Still In PDP – Nwaka

The Abia state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Emma Nwaka, has debunked a news story aired by a local radio station based in Aba, that allegedly reported that he had left the PDP for the All Progressive Congress (APC), which he said is currently in disarray.

Nwaka in a chat with The Union in Umuahia disclosed that it was impossible for him to leave the ruling party In the state being the chairman, adding that there is no truth what so ever in the report. According to him, “when a general leaves his army how can they stand? what do you except the followers to do? when I was not happy with the way the state was being run in 2006 I resigned from the party and went back to my law practice, before I was called to come back and stabilise the party which I came and did successfully.

The party chieftain maintained that he has no reason to leave the party that is so peaceful for the APC which is in disarray, “if you think that there is a problem in the PDP then there is a bigger problem in the APC, how can I jump from frying pan to fire,” he wondered.

He also described as untrue the rumours making the rounds that he had refused to leave office after the expiration of his term as the State chairman of the party. He explained that whereas his first term in office elapsed some time in October 2014, the National head office of the party issued a letter asking him to stay put until another Congress is held in the state.

Sen. Nwaka noted that in line with the constitution of the party he is eligible for a second term as the state chairman of the party but he however stated that whether he will run or not is a different matter all together. He however pointed out that it is the job of party’s national head quarters to conduct state Congress adding that his party under his administration is ready for the Congress anytime any day.


-Emenike Ubani, Umuahia

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