Enugu PDP: Vita Abba resigns as Chairman, Ikeje Asogwa steps in

By The Citizen

The State Executive Committee meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Enugu State Chapter was held on Saturday held at the Party Secretariat in Enugu has appointed Chief Ikeje Asogwa as the new Chairman, THE CITIZEN has learnt.

According to a source at the meeting which deliberated extensively on several issues on how to move the Party forward for the challenges ahead accepted the resignation of Engr. Vita Abba from office as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State.

“This was sequel to a letter of resignation to the State Executive Committee dated October 20, 2014, which was read on the floor of the State Executive Committee meeting held today to enable him stand for election in the forthcoming Party Primaries in the State. “Appointed Chief Ikeje Asogwa who is from the same zone with the former State Party Chairman as the new Chairman of the Party in the State, in line with Article 47 (6) of the PDP Constitution,” the source said.

According to him, the party commended the out-gone State Chairman for his meritorious and selfless service to the Party and wished him well in his future endeavors.

“The State Party reaffirmed it’s earlier adoption of Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the consensus governorship candidate of the Party for the 2015 governorship election in Enugu State,” he said.

THE CITIZEN was reliably informed that the outgoing Chairman,  Engr Abba was ill due to office pressure and was flown to Germany for medical attention, adding that he is recovering quickly. .

It was also gathered that Abba resigned to enable him contest for the Federal House of Representatives,  representing Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency in Enugu state. The position is currently occupied by Right Hon. Patrick Asadu.

Until his recent appointment, Ikeje was the managing director of Enugu State Housing Authority.