In the midst of the contention over the exercises of Governor Nyesom Wike of River State and three different legislative leaders of the resistance Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said he in no way wants to leave the party.
Ikpeazu, who talked yesterday, said that what was significant for him was for the PDP and its official competitor, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to settle on how they will remember the South-East for the plan of things inside the party.
The lead representative, who expressed that his party was able to cast a ballot the PDP in the February 23 official political race, said that, for the present, the PDP has not clarified what positions are accessible for the South-East, should the party arise triumphant in the 2023 political race.
Ikpeazu, Wike, Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Seyi Makinde of Oyo have shaped a group of four of lead representatives who have met Atiku, the official up-and-comers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labor Party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr Peter Obi, separately, at various times in political discussions.
They are accepted to be neutralizing Atiku and are haggling for more ideal arrangements inside and outside the party.
Notwithstanding, Ikpeazu expressed yesterday that in spite of the fact that they have participated in various conversations with different gatherings, his emphasis stayed on the PDP and how the South-East would be obliged in a great manner after the races.
Ikpeazu’s words: “Neglect all discussions of leaving the PDP. I’m not leaving the PDP and I don’t think different lead representatives are wanting to do as such.
“In any case, the fact of the matter is that the South-East was denied tickets of the administration in both the PDP and APC. That leaves us uncertain of where we are going, which jobs we will play in after the 2023 races. That is my anxiety. I’m battling for that.
“Our votes are for the PDP. Assuming we get confirmations of our situation in 2023 from the PDP, where I should be in any case.
“There’s no need to focus on playing hard with the PDP. It is tied in with understanding what we will be given after the races. These are things we want to figure out ahead of schedule before we focus on anyone.
“It isn’t enough as far as we’re concerned to decide in favor of the party. It is about where we will be situated after the political decision. You don’t run blind in legislative issues.
“Indeed, genuinely, we are not content with the result of the primaries but rather that doesn’t mean I am wanting to leave the PDP. That doesn’t mean my confidence is shaken in the party. In any case, it is tied in with working things out appropriately. That is my own anxiety.
“The South-East can’t keep on being treated as an outcast in the legislative issues of the country. In the event that we don’t have the administration and the bad habit administration, we are requesting something better, something really great for the zone.
“We can’t simply cast a ballot or convey our state for entertainment only. We should make certain of why we are casting a ballot.”
The Abia lead representative gave signs that the conversations were proceeding and that the position would be clarified before very long.
He said the lead representatives are proceeding with their negotitiations with both the party and Atiku.
In any case, he said his help ought not be taken as a given in light of the fact that the modalities would need to be obviously worked out.
“I expressed it on Thursday in Umuahia and I demand that I am not leaving the PDP. My anxiety is the South-East post-decisions. We merit better treatment,” he noted.