By Ngozi Ezekiel
The Publicity sub-committee of 2020 Imo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) State Congress Committee, has revealed that the January 14, 2020 judgment that set aside Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha’s mandate has reinforced and renewed the party rather than weakening it.
The Committee stated this in a release issued by its chairman, Dr. Amanze Obi on Friday and availed Saturday Nigerian Horn.
“People’s Democratic Party Imo State Chapter will told hold its state congress to elect officers who will pilot the affairs of the party at state level in the next four years.
“This is in line with the party constitution and congress schedules provided by the national PDP
The state congress will hold at Kanu Nwankwo Sports Complex in Owerri
“Tomorrow’s historic event will conclude the party congresses which started earlier in the year with successful elections of party executive officers in the 305 wards and the 27 local councils in the state
“The state congress would have held before now but was delayed by the Covid-19 pendamic
Preparations have accordingly been stepped up towards making the state congress a huge success. This is underpinned by the 174-Member 2020 State Congress Committees inaugurated Monday, July 27, 2020 by the acting State Chairman of the party, Chief Martin Ejiogu to ensure a seamless congress
“A total of eight committees were constituted to drive a fair and credible congress. They included: Central Planning Committee headed by Senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi ; Accreditation/Administration Committee headed by Hon. Bede Eke; Hon Jones Onyereri-headed INEC/Electoral Committee and Publicity Committee with Dr. Amanze Obi as Chairman
Others are: Medical Committee with Dr. Shah Azu Okorie as Chairman; Hon Tochi Okereke-headed Protocol Committee ; Security Committee headed by Hon. Ikenna Elezianya and Venue and Logistics Committee headed by Hon. Emeka Chinedu
“The symbolic event holding tomorrow is instructive that the Imo PDP is still cohesive, united and formidable and remains the biggest party in the state contrary to the misconceptions of some of our opponents
“The planned event is demonstrable that the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling of January 14, 2020 that set aside the popular mandate given to Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha thereby fraudulently throwing up Senator Hope Uzodinma as Imo Governor has reinforced and renewed the party rather than weakening it
“The delegates to the state congress were drawn from the 305 wards in the state based on the provisions of the party constitution”.