Prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Sapele on Thursday urged Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to purge the party of selfish manipulations and outright illegalities.
They also issued a stark warning to the Delta State PDP chairman, Mr. Kingsley Afejuku Esiso, saying enough is enough.
The leaders at a meeting in Sapele emphasized the reckless desperation of the incumbent chairman, the rule of fairness and the tenets of logic.
They urged Governor Okowa to appreciate and defend the sanctity of justice and the fairness doctrine.
‘’The party zoned the Organizing Secretary, Assistant Secretary and National Woman Leader, South-South positions to Ethiope East Local Government. It also zoned the position of PDP state chairman to Sapele Local Government. Mr. Kingsley Afejuku Esiso is not an Okpe man. He is not from Sapele’’
The leaders accused Afejuku-Esiso, Sapele PDP chairman, Mr. Perkins Umukoro and some political aides of Governor Okowa of provoking the fire of dissent and deepening the crisis in the party.
‘’We are insulted, mocked by a stranger. Mr. Kingsley Afejuku Esiso, in drunken rapacity is telling us to go to hell, that the good people of Sapele are tribal and that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa would impose him on us’’
A statement issued at the end of the meeting and signed by the chairman of PDP Ambassadors, Mr. Tony Akpeki, urged Esiso and Umukoro to stop insulting the sensibilities of Deltans by plotting to suspend those who refused to embrace the atavistic darkness represented by the man from Bateren in Warri North Local Government.
‘’The plot by Esiso and all those who hold survival as the ultimate value to suspend some people from the party should be seen as one of the diversionary tactics by the enemies of Sapele to shift the attention of PDP leaders in Delta Central from issues relating to micro-zoning and opportunity of a truly Sapele man becoming the party’s chairman.
The leaders cautioned Esiso against anything that could scuttle the union among Sapele and Ethiope East.
‘’Why is Kingsley Afejuku Esiso working against PDP consensus politics? Why is Kingsley Afejuku Esiso working against the good people of Sapele? Why is Kingsley Afejuku Esiso working against the Okpe Nation? Kingsley Afejuku Esiso and indeed his supporters in Agbor and Asaba are blind to the fact.
The leaders who passed a vote of confidence on Anirah called on PDP members in the state to support the nomination of the former chairman of Sapele Local Government, Mr. Godwin Atose.
They also promised to assemble a legal team comprising 30 Senior Advocates of Nigeria and other retinue of lawyers to contest the second term plan of the Itsekiri and Ethiope East politician.
‘’We appeal to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to rectify the wrongs on the ground’’