THE Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) has taken a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for plotting to make Governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State defect to the PDP describing it as a plot by a few to plunder the stateâ€™s treasury.
PPA said the inference by the PDP ofÂ Ohakim being kidnapped by the PPA â€œis a plot by someone who desires to replicate inÂ Imo state the ganster politics elsewhere where Governors areÂ held hostage in the bid to perpetrate carnage on the states treasury.â€
The partyâ€™s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Ben Onyechere, in a statement in Owerri, yesterday, said â€œthe South East has woken deceit by a few people to lead the Igbos back to Egypt in their quest to serve their personal political agenda of attracting attention from the federal corridors of power.
â€œOhakim, who is now the toast of the PDP was denied senatorial and governorship slots in that party. He was treated like a leper in the PDP before he took his destiny in his hands by joining PPA where his dream came through.
â€œDuring the judicial process of determining the actual winner of the governorship election this same people who are claiming to have made Ohakim were on the other side of the divide, it did not appeal to them to make peace between the candidates.
The same way Ohakim took his destiny in his hands is what the Igbos must do to achieve the long-sought liberation that can bring about a president of Igbo extraction,â€ he added.
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