CONFAB: Elechi is on his own, says ex-Ebonyi PDP chairman

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BY PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI—THE former state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Obinna Ogba, yesterday condemned the comments allegedly made by Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State which opposed the proposed national conference scheduled to commence this year in the country.

Ogba, who made his stand known to newsmen at his hometown, Nkalagu, in Ishielu Local Government Area, distanced himself from the remarks made by the governor concerning the national conference when the state founding fathers paid him Christmas homage in Ikwo LGA of the state.

He noted that Chief Elechi was on his own, adding that the idea behind the constitution of the national conference was beyond all the governors in the 36 states of the federation.
He called on President Goodluck Jonathan to allow the wishes of the people to prevail over a few selected individuals who did not have the interest of the country at heart.

According to him, the stakeholders destroying the party in the state are those who decamped from APP, AD, ANPP to PDP.
He added that there was no internal democracy within the party in the state as persons who aired their views concerning the activities of the government or mingled with party members who wanted a turnaround in the party were often times victimised by the party leadership.

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