Don Ubani, spokesman of the Abia state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, of neglecting members of the ruling party in Abia.
Ubani said Ikpeazu, a member of the PDP, had left stakeholders in the state to be “suffering and smiling in abject penury” while very few close to him swim in flagrant ostentation”.
He said this on Tuesday while lamenting the growing discontent and anger in the state PDP.
He alleged that a clique “holding Ikpeazu hostage” has refused to give the correct picture of the party, adding: “they have been busy amassing personal wealth to the detriment of party unity and cohesion.”
According to Ubani, the discontent in the ruling party is also as a result of the “impunity and imposition of candidates” during the last local government election in the state.
While warning against impending implosion of the PDP in Abia, Ubani said “if all of us keep quiet the party will die”.
Lamenting the defecation of some PDP stakeholders in the state to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party spokesman called for “a careful, honest, strong, and effective reconciliation mechanism to, at least, reduce the number (of defectors)”.
“While efforts are being made to woo new members to the party, honest efforts should also be made to make those who are still in the party to be comfortable and happy,” he said.
“A situation where members of a ruling party in a state would at best, be suffering and smiling in squalor and abject penury while very few close to the helmsman will be swimming in flagrant ostentation, buying the best of latest SUV cars, building hostels and lodges around university campuses and spending fortunes lecherously can never guarantee a peaceful and sustainable political environment.”