The member representing Ebonyi Central at the Senate, Senator Joseph Obinna Ogba, on Friday reiterated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state would not rest until it takes over the state in 2023.
Ogba, who stated this at Salt Lake hotels, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Capital, during PDP’s SEC meeting, noted that the party would do whatever it would cost to defeat the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the State come 2023 governorship election.
He reiterated that he has what it takes to march Governor David Umahi in elections, even as he disclosed that he has procured bags of rice that would be shared in the 171 wards of the state.
At the meeting, the federal lawmaker distributed Sienna buses to the 13 local government chairmen of the party, as well as official cars to the State chairman of PDP, his Deputy and a bus for the Party’s state Exco.
He urged members of the party in the State to do all they could to make the party strong in Ebonyi state and also make their opponents scared of them, adding that the party would not disappoint them in 2023.
He assured that PDP stakeholders are united and are working together to ensure the party bounces back to power both in the state and at the centre come 2023.
He said; “I have all it takes to match Governor David Umahi in any election. Am giving rice to all PDP 171 wards. This will be given to them latest 20th December, 2021.
“Am giving out these cars to Party members because there’s no State vehicle that runs around the State with PDP logo. Am doing this because we don’t have a governor.
“Whatever the governor can do for the APC, we can do for the PDP. You are free to support anybody in PDP during election.
“Whatsoever anybody can do for the PDP should be done now. I challenge others to do same or more.
“Am giving a Jeep and Hilux for the PDP Chairman in the State and that small car to the Vice Chairman. The bus is for those accompanying the chairman, you know he can’t be driving alone. The 13 Sienna buses are for the 13 local government chairmen.
In his address, the PDP Chairman Ebonyi State, Prince Tochukwu Okorie, boasted that his party would defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) come 2023 governorship election.
“Today’s meeting is therefore crucial as it affords us the opportunity to commence in essence the process of rescuing our people from hunger, deprivations and bloodletting that has been their lot since 2015.
“The PDP in Ebonyi is well poised to lockout this anti-people government so we can painstakingly reconstruct the lives of the traumatized Ebonyi people and rebuild our decayed institutions in the education and health sectors.
“I call on Ebonyi people at home and diaspora to join hands with us to ensure that the brigandage that they pass off for governance does not continue beyond 2023.
“Going forward, we shall take this government to task by demanding answers for the numerous unanswered questions on the management of our human and material resources under it’s watch.
“The Ebonyi State House of Assembly will no longer be allowed to continue as the governor’s rubber stamp.
“The PDP caucus in the House shall be energized to do its job as an opposition party and it will no longer be business as usual. No longer will our members be denied their rights or privileges as members of the EBHA. We will go as far as the Supreme Court, if need be, to ensure that happens.
“Beloved party men and women, let us all brace up and pull together rather than pull apart for the actualization of our set goals.
“Let us eschew all rancour, close ranks and work together as a team. No one must be allowed to break our ranks again as we journey towards our promised land, the land that flows with milk and honey.
“By the grace of God, we shall soon witness the triumph of good over evil, the triumph of the people over a gang of opportunists, the triumph of of the PDP over a rudderless APC,” Okorie noted.