By Francis Igata
ENUGU—The Ikeje Asogwa faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State, has petitioned the national leadership of the party, accusing the acting chairman of the party recognised by the national leadership, Elder David Ajah, of activities that could undermine and bring the party to disrepute.
In the petition by 12 members of the 14-man State Working Committee, SWC, the faction, addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, said: “No ward congress of the party took place in Enugu State, November 1, 2014 as scheduled in the party’s time-table of activities leading to the primaries due to non- arrival of the electoral materials and members of the National Ward Electoral Committee to the State Party Secretariat at No. 1 Chime Lane, G.R.A, Enugu, for the coordination and commencement of the exercise. The State Working Committee of the party informed the national leadership of that all the members of the committee, except Elder David Ajah, were present at the state party secretariat for the coordination of the exercise, which did not take place.
“That Ajah, to the chagrin of the members of the SWC and other members of the party, unilaterally addressed the press and made radio announcements to the effect that he purportedly led the state PDP executives to what he called ‘successful Ward Congresses in 266 Wards of Enugu State’, when in fact there are only 260 Electoral Wards in the State, without any approval or deliberation on the matter by the State Working Committee of the Party.”
They also revealed in the letter that “the PDP registers fundamentally needed for the ward congresses, were under the custody of our ward chairmen in all the 260 electoral wards in the State throughout Saturday, the 1st day of November, 2014, as they waited in vain for the congresses that never took place.”