BY CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI — The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees Chairman, Chief Anthony Anenih, has warned that unless party loyalists worked as members of one family, they might make the same mistakes that almost ruined the party.
Anenih gave the warning, weekend, in Owerri while addressing party loyalists and decampees from other political parties.
He said: “We have severally talked about the mistakes we made in the past. It is better to remind ourselves that unless we agree to work together as members of one united family, we may end up making the same mistakes again.”
Speaking also, PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, promised that the party would provide a level playing ground to all persons seeking elective positions.
He said:“We will go to the polls with only the best candidates. We all are free to aspire to any office but we must also remember that power comes from God.”
One of the decampees, Chief Mike Ahamba, said he was happy with being tagged returnees, adding that when the battle for Imo State was fought in 1998/99, he was in the battle front.
He said: “Today, I return to my ranks because we found ourselves in a situation where the opposition of the day has nothing to offer except disruption and destruction and those of us who do not believe in it will not participate in that.”
He said the battle to recover Government House from All Progressives Congress, APC, government in the state had begun in earnest.
For Senator Chris Anyanwu, who defected from All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to PDP, “the grand masters of Imo politics are back to PDP.”
Her words: “All the senators of the three senatorial zones are here. The intellectual powerhouse and the business movers and shakers of Imo State are here. If all these people are all here, is there any other person left elsewhere?”
While noting that it was good to be back home, Anyanwu said she was fully back to PDP with thousands of APGA members, including the 27 local government chairmen and state executive council members.
“We are positioned now to recover power to the real people of Imo. We are ready to join our brothers and sisters under the large umbrella of PDP, to wrestle power from the confused, deceptive and misguided adventurers, who have aborted the people’s dream for a more promising and assured future,” Anyanwu said.