By Dennis Agbo
ABAKALIKIâ€”CONCERNED eminent stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi State, comprising former party chairmen in the state, Obinna Ogba, Mr. Idu Igarawey and other former office holders during the eight years governance of Dr. Sam Egwu, have called on the national leadership of the party to intervene in the brewing factionalization of the party, rather than play the ostrich.
Addressing newsmen in Abakaliki, yesterday, the group represented by Obinna Ogba, Idu Igarawey, Chaka Nweze and Nwanne Ominyi, said they had weighed the consequence of the emerging conflict between the two factions of the PDP in the state and decided to call for the early intervention and resolution of the crisis before it gets out of hand.
The group, believed to beÂ loyal to the Minister of Education, Dr. Egwu, said it had about a month ago, authored and signed a document dated 15 February 2010, to the national chairman of the PDP, which was its reaction to the allegations and counter allegations between the Adol Awam-led faction and the rest of PDP in the state led by Mr. Dave Umahi.
According to the group, â€œin as much as we reject factionalization of the party, we share the concern of the Adol Awam group to uphold democratic ideals in the party, especially as the 2011 general elections approaches, adding â€œthe abhorrent Abacharite adoption of candidates well ahead of the party primaries belongs to the past and will spell doom for our party if adopted.â€