The Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has fixed September 12, 2018 for its mega rally.
Briefing newsmen at the party Secretariat, Umuahia, on the readiness of the party for the event, Chief Johnson Onuigbo, PDP State Chairman said Chief Uche Secondus PDP National Chairman and other members of the national working committee are expected to attend the event.
He said the essence of the rally was to showcase the party’s strength and tell the entire globe that Abia State remains a PDP state, whose Secretariat also remains functional. “Abia is a PDP state with a lively party Secretariat. You hardly see a flag hovering around other parties in the state, no life there; but the PDP is always busy. Our party is a living political party”.
On the large number of aspirants jostling to pick the party’s expression of interest form for the upcoming primaries, Chief Onuigbo disclosed that it was inspired by the assurance the party gave to members of the PDP of a transparent primaries.
He said, his led executive traversed the entire local government areas of the state, informing aspirants that it would conduct a free, fair , transparent, credible and verifiable primaries, “that is why all the aspirants have confidence in the party”.
Onuigbo reassured that every aspirant must be subjected to a democratic process, insisting that the time of impunity and imposition of candidates has gone. “We will allow everybody to express his/her inalienable right”, he further assured.