By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA- DESPITE last weekâ€™s vacation of an interlocutory injunction by an Anambra High Court sitting in Onitsha which the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) relied on to bring back the Uchenna Emodi-led state executive of the Party, the acclaimed godfather of Anambra politics, Chief Chris Uba, at weekend in Awka allayed the fears of PDP supporters, assuring them that the Emodiâ€“led executive was still intact.
Since that ruling of Justice Veronica Umeh on Wednesday last week, many party supporters who thought the crisis in PDP had been resolved had been making enquiries about the situation of things.
But addressing members of the party while distributing campaign vehicles and cash to officials of the party in Awka, Uba said the only body that could take a decision on the issue is the national leadership of the party.
â€œThere is a lot of propaganda going on, but I want to assure you that nothing has happened to the Anambra State leadership of PDP. This executive will be the one to conduct primaries for the elections coming up next year.
So, I want you to go to all parts of the state and canvass for votes for PDP as we are determined to win this state in 2010. If anybody comes to you to talk about the state executive of PDP, tell that person that you can only follow the directives from Abuja,â€ he told them.
The partyâ€™s state publicity secretary, Mr. Afam Ilounoh also corroborated Ubaâ€™s statement, saying that members of the state executive were still in charge.
According to him, with the distribution of the materials to the party officials at the state and local government levels, the state is set for campaigns in all the wards of the state, adding that nothing would stop the party from winning the election.
He insisted that Chief Ifeatu Obi Okoye on whose behalf the injunction was vacated is not the chairman of the party as the court did not say so, noting that what the judge said was that she vacated the injunction to provide a level playing field for every party in the leadership dispute.
Among items distributed by Uba to the party officials included 406 cars, buses for the 21 local government chairmen of the party, N30,0 00 to each of them for fueling the vehicles and N300,000 each to enable organize a tour of all the wards in their areas.