By Zika Bobby
a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka has called on South East governors and their supporters in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to abandon ship and avoid drowning.
In a statement he released recently, the Ogirisi Igbo said the recent Court of Appeal judgment, which favoured Modu Sheriff, has further divided the party.
“Our South East PDP governors are now stranded owing to the victory of Sheriff at the Appeal Court. As spiritual leader, I urge them to urgently approach Governor Willy Obiano of Anambra State, with a view to giving them soft landing in APGA, a party passionate about the Igbo agenda. The emergence of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as PDP chairman, by the court, will eventually bury the party,” he said.
Ezeonwuka reminded the governors that swimming against the tide would only lead to drowning, as APGA remains the only true party for them. He insisted “performance is not built around the party at the centre,” and cited former governor Peter Obi, who he said “did two terms as APGA governor without belonging to the ruling PDP. Only your performance can guarantee you a second term, together with the passion the people attach to your party. Obi did first term and performed well. His brilliant performance got him a second term. Obiano’s brilliant first term has also guaranteed him a second term.”
“These two do not even belong to the party at the centre, yet they have performed excellently. Leave PDP and return to APGA, so, we can all build a better and brighter South East for all Igbo,” he said.
Ezeonwuka called on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and other South East PDP members at the National Assembly to always think Igbo first, saying a lot could be achieved by belonging to APGA.