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Enugu PDP bars LG chairmen from second term

By Henry Umoru

Nsukk a- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu has said that there will be no second term for its chairmen in the 17 local government areas of the state.

Mr Oliver Ajibo, PDP Chairman in Nsukka council, disclosed this to newsmen after informing the aspirants of the party’s decisions at the weekend, following the primaries held in Nsukka.

Ajibo said that the decision was the outcome of the PDP State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Enugu.

He said the party had, therefore, endorsed Mr Tony Ugwu as the consensus chairmanship candidate for Nsukka in the December 5, 2009 council polls in Enugu state.

“Though the incumbent chairman, Mr Dan Ugwuja, may have performed to the best of his ability, the party needs somebody, who will do more. The PDP is one family, every decision taken is to move the party forward and done in the interest of members,” he said.

The chairman, however, announced that the PDP had approved a second term for all serving councillors in Nsukka.

Ajibo warned that the party would not tolerate any form of anti-party activities.

Commenting on the development, Mr Okwudiri Ani, Governor Sullivan Chime’s Liaison Officer in Nsukka, urged the chairmanship aspirants, who had already bought nomination forms to take the decision of the party in good faith, as it was in the interest of all.


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