By Ugochukwu Alaribe
ABA—Abia State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Organizing Secretary, Moses Ogbonna, has resigned his position, citing strained relationships between him and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as well as the State chairman of the party, Sir Johnson Onuigbo.
Ogbonna who stated this in a letter signed by him, alleged that he had been excluded from all activities of the party, ranging from the 2016 council polls to the party primaries. He further noted that his life has been threatened as a result of his outspokenness against what he described as impunity and imposition in the party.
“My decision is reached upon my painstaking review of the relationship between the governor of the state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and the state chairman, Sir Johnson Onuigbo which over the period has by several conducts consistently exhibited loss of confidence and trust, culminating into deliberate usurpation of my duties with impunity. This brazen act of impunity has led to the total neglect of the SWC and state exco of the party.
“The party is now being run as a one-man show and every important decision including financial matters and ratification of the results of the primaries were done in a hotel without the approval of the SWC. I, as the organizing secretary has been excluded from all activities of the party. Every message to the national headquarters that needed to emanate from my office was done by the state chairman,” the letter read in part.
Ogbonna also alleged that the Abia PDP secretariat is deserted as exco members and workers of the party have been abandoned to suffer while being owed for 6 months.
Contacted on the development, the Abia State PDP chairman, Sir Johnson Onuigbo, said he was in a meeting.