By Ben Agande
ABUJA â€” The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said the South-East is working with other stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to present a candidate that will reflect the true character and strength of the party as the new party Chairman.
In a statement in Abuja signed by the Deputy Senate Presidentâ€™s special Assistant, Paul Odenyi, yesterday, he denied any disagreement with the Presidency over the candidature of any of the aspirants.
He quoted the Deputy Senate President as describing the array of aspirants in the race as men of integrity and vision who are the pillars of the party in the South-East zone and the national level.
â€œI have no disagreement with the Presidency over anything, not least the choice of who will be the Chairman of our party. Instead, we are working closely together on the process to choose someone who will reflect the character and strength of the party across the country.
â€œI am proud of the quality of people that have shown interest in the race. They are very credible people and those that have paid their dues. They are all my brothers and I have no reason to oppose the choice of any of them.Â We are working with all the stakeholders including our members at the Presidency to conclude the process of selection of a new party chairman.
â€œThe officeÂ of the National Chairman of the ruling party is very important and I am sure that all the effort invested in the process will be justified by the person who will be presented to our members.