By Tony Edike
ENUGU—Enugu State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has endorsed the earlier decision by Governor Sullivan Chime’s state caucus to zone the 2015 governorship seat to Enugu North senatorial zone, specifically Nsukka.
In a communiqué issued at the end of its State Executive Committee meeting in Enugu last weekend, the party also passed a vote of confidence on Governor Chime and state chairman of the party, Mr. Vita Abba, for their visionary leadership in piloting the affairs of the state and party.
The party said: “The resolution of the state caucus of the party to zone the governorship position of the state in 2015 to Enugu Nort h senatorial zone with an understanding that after eight years it will move to Enugu East senatorial zone and, thereafter, Enugu West.”
The communiqué signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Dr. Okey Eze, said the SEC also approved the appointment of Mr. Ogbonna Henry Ugonna as the organizing secretary of the party in the state.
His appointment was sequel to the existing vacancy in the State Working Committee, SWC, brought about by the unfortunate death of the former organizing secretary, Mr. John Onuigbo.
The SEC further approved September 10 and 14, 2013, for conduct of the ward and local government primaries of the party respectively to elect candidates for the November 2, 2013, local government council elections in the state.
To ensure discipline among members of the party, the SEC meeting, presided over by the state chairman, Engr. Abba, reconstituted the State Disciplinary Committee with the reappointment of the immediate past chairman of the committee, Chief Charles Egumgbe, to head it.
The chairman had earlier in his address to the SEC members, praised the decision of the party caucus to stick to the zoning arrangement for the governorship seat, describing it as a welcome development which had the potential to bring about sustainable peace, equity and justice in the state.
He thanked Governor Chime for being in the vanguard of the noble course and emphasized the need for the party to put its house in order, respect the existing agreements and make necessary sacrifices that would ensure the progress of the state and party.